Plaster Relief Casting - Flora, Fauna & More
Make your own plaster-cast relief tiles in just half a day - suitable for beginners!

"...this is the second class I've done and enjoyed both very much. " - Karen

On this half-day class you will use clay to take impressions from which you will then cast Plaster of Paris to create stylish art tiles!
You may like to come with some basic design ideas, or we can help you on the day.

One-day Plaster Cast Relief class for up to 4 people

The class begins with introductions, tea or coffee and a discussion of the materials and processes you'll use on the class.

First we will discuss your ideas and the images you might like to create and look at what sorts of things can be used for casting shapes into plaster.  Things that look really great are flowers, plants and foliage – these will be supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own flowers if you fancy.
You might also consider bringing textiles, natural or man-made materials, feathers, keys, lego pieces, anything you can take an impression from!

You will then get your hands dirty and make your first small tile, learning how to roll out the clay and make a dam around the edges.
We will then make impressions and mix our first batch of plaster, before pouring and leaving to set.
The plaster will take approx. 30mins to set depending on its depth and the ambient temperature – so it's time to work on your next tile.
After learning the basics you will have time to create up to two further tiles from your own ideas.
Once all the tiles are made and the plaster is setting we will discuss how to clean them.
This is best left for a few days until the plaster is fully set, but we will give you a demonstration during the afternoon so you will know what to do once back home.
You will take all your work home with you at the end of the day.

The course cost of £70 per person includes:

  • All clay and plaster for up to 3 tiles
  • Use of tools, apron, goggles and protective gloves
  • Refreshments during the workshop
  • Maximum class size 4 people
  • Your plaster tiles to take home (note they will need extra time to fully set)
  • Class runs from 10-30 to (approx) 13-30pm at our Northants studio near Towcester

Please Note: Although we provide aprons and vinyl gloves we ask you to wear old or scruffy clothes as Plaster of Paris can get messy! Please also bring fully-enclosed shoes.

How to book your place - Plaster Cast Relief

If you're ready to book, choose the date you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings Terms And Conditions.

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2021 Classes

  • Other midweek classes can be arranged - contact us to find out more


More information

Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control to contact us before booking to discuss. With a maximum of 4 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class, and a fun experience you'll remember for a long time.


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Create 3 plaster cast relief tiles in one day with Vitreus ArtCreate 3 plaster cast relief tiles in one day!
Create impressions in clay and take a cast Clay takes fine impressions well, allowing for detailed tiles
Once your plaster tiles have dried your artwork can be painted
Peel the clay off the plaster and voila....your tile is ready to dry
Natural materials like leaves and seed heads make great imoressions in the clay
Natural materials make great impressions....
Bring natural or man made materials to use in your plaster cast relief tile artwork
....and so do man-made materials!


What attendees have said about our classes:

"Another great course, with great instruction and a beautiful end product."

"A great course, really enjoyed it and inspired to try at home."

"A thoroughly enjoyable day, thank you!"

"Really enjoyed learning all the different techniques."