For my final rotation workshops I was set to do slip casting. Initially I was not really looking forward to this because I thought it would end up being a massive faff. However I did not find it a faff and I really enjoyed the actual slip casting.
The first and potentially most difficult thing to do was choose what object I wanted to make a mould of. I initially chose the three items below; an egg, a piece of an ammonite with iron pyrites on it and a scarab beetle.
I decided to use the egg but decided against using the fossil and scarab because I was worried about them getting damaged.
Once I had chosen what I wanted to make a mould of, I made a clay block that would be level to the middle of my egg as shown below. I also made a funnel type shape so that there would be a space to pour the plaster.