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Beginners Slip Casting Workshop

Beginners Slip Casting Workshop

A introduction to the basics to slip casting

Over 10 people have attended this class


Spread over two 3 hour classes Jason introduces the process of slip casting in a fun and engaging way.

With an emphasis on keeping each process and step simple and easy to understand Jason will walk you through the entire process of slip casting from start to finish. 

With a look at safety working with clay, making moulds, pouring slip, cleaning up greenware and the firing and glazing process, you will leave the class with your moulds and finished slipcasted works.

The slip casting techniques can be used to replicate forms such as simple vessels, mugs, vases, bowls and plates.

Jason will also explain the method of making your own slip, A process which he uses in this own practice.

Your own creativity and idea are welcome in this class as Jason believes that up-skilling and learning new things should be a fun and highly hands on experience.  

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed in shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty!

You will be able to collect your finished piece 3 -4 weeks after the workshop, once it has been glazed and fired.

No prior experience is necessary! This workshop is perfect for beginners or anyone looking to expand their ceramic knowledge.

No shows will not be refunded, as we are a not for profit, any transfer of classes will incur a $10 fee to cover admin staff time.

COVID 19 Safe Studio Practice

We are really excited to re-open our studio.  However, safety is our first concern, so we will have strict hygiene procedures & social distancing practices in place.  Once you have booked, we will send you more detailed information.  Please note that vaccination certificates will need to be sighted on arrival.

Course Tutor - Jason Penfold

Jason is a Melbourne based artist with a passion for form and all things sculpture. Jason believes that knowledge of materials and processes are a key foundation for creativity to be built on.  As a teacher Jason aims to communicate simply and allow room students to bring their own sense of creativity and play to the class as he believes that these elements bring a sense of ease and calm to any art practice.

In his ceramic practice, Jason explores minerals and their properties in the ceramic process. Jason is currently currently producing a collection of vessel for the project A Study of Honey

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What you will learn

  • Foundations of pour out mould making
  • The intricacies of pouring pour slip effectively
  • How to clean up works and prep for firing and glazing

What you will get

  • High quality tuition in a welcoming environment
  • Your own finished ceramic pieces that will be glazed and fired by our team
  • Skills to continue your ceramic practice at home

What to bring

  • NA

What to wear

Comfortable clothing and closed shoes

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in learning the foundations of slip casting!

Little Woods Studios

(178 Reviews)

Little Woods Studio is the open-to-the-public offshoot of the Artful Dodgers Studios, a not-for-profit art and music space providing holistic support for disadvantaged young people. All profits made from workshops held at Little Woods go towards helping fund the Artful Dodgers.

We are a welcoming and inclusive creative hub whose aim is to nurture both the flourishing of individual creative passions and the growth of a connected community.

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4.6 (5 reviews)
Elizabethrated it
18 Sep 2022
Had a fabulous time learning the basics of mold making and then the slip casting. Jason was personable and a good teacher with some great tips. Really glad I did this and look forward to making my own casts.
Maxinerated it
15 Jun 2022
Jason is lovely and super helpful. The class size was just right. Found all the hints and tips super helpful. Would recommend to other potters who are looking to try slip casting.
Danielrated it
07 Jun 2022
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

We require 2 week notice in writing (email) prior to the class commencing for a full refund or transfer. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and will be given a full refund. No shows will not be refunded, as we are a not for profit, any transfer of classes will incur a $10 fee to cover admin staff time.

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