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Our Services

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Learn and explore with Mel

Electric Cooktop

Electric Kiln up to 1200 oC

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Mould Making for clay 

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Something personal for you

Shed Sessions

Tap into a one on one experience with Mel, exploring shape and form through sculpture, clay and ceramics.  

Tailored for those who have :

  • some experience with clay and making,

  • a project they would like to complete, 

  • a desire to create their own ceramic piece, and 

  • an interest in learning hand building, sculptural techniques and the ceramics process.

Hourly Rate $80.00 Includes :

  • one on one 

  • hand building and sculptural techniques

  • considering finishing options

  • starting with the end in mind

  • create your own personal goals and work at your own pace

Additional  costs :

  • Materials.  Includes clay and other materials  provided by The Clay Effect

  • The Clay Effect finishes (slips to glazes)

  • Firing services.  Bisque and  Midfire.  Low fire for specific projects

Further information :

  • Head to our FAQ button at the bottom of this page 

  • Reach out using the contact form at the bottom of this page

Shed Session Request

Area of interest :

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Kiln Firing

Currently we have one electric kiln, maximum space per firing is H45cm x W35cm x D40cm.  Our firing schedules are suited for sculptural pieces, which may need a little extra TLC!  Firing services are available to clients past and present only. Please fill in the firing request form below for a quote and estimated timing.

Tailored for those who have :

  • some experience with clay and making,

  • a project they would like to complete, and

  • are seeking to glaze and fire their work up to Cone 6 Mid-fire range.

Options for firing :

  • Bisque firing Cone 06

  • Mid-Fire to Cone 6

  • Mid-fire Cone 6 plus slow cool 

  • Low fire for specific projects (Full kiln only)

Additional costs :

  • Materials.  Includes clay and other materials  provided from The Clay Effect

  • The Clay Effect finishes (slips to glazes)

  • Shed Sessions.

Further Information :

  • Head to our FAQ button at the bottom of this page 

  • Reach out using the contact form at the bottom of this page

Firing Request

Fire Schedule(s) request
Clay Body
Kiln Space Required Estimate

Thanks for your request! We’ll get back to you soon.

Replication

Overview

The craft of replication through mould making has existed for thousands of years using a range of inventive methods and materials.  The use of clay and plaster (in its historical formats), date back as early as 3000 B.C where Egyptians copied the faces of the deceased, followed by the Greeks and Romans copying statues and other antiquities.   Much later, around the 15th century during the Renaissance period, there was a revival and further development of clay and plaster usage for sculptural and relief creation and replication.  Today, replication happens at a whole other level with the introduction of technology and industry…. Although the fundamental principles remain unchanged.

 

What we offer

Plaster mould making is a wonderful way to open up creative possibilities.  From a plaster mould, you can repeat a clay piece numerous times to explore colour and surface, and allow yourself to create new or alter existing forms using cast component parts from an existing piece.  Clay replication is simply about the craft of making and exploration using plaster as a tool. 

 

The Clay Effect offers a basic and traditional hand-crafted service of plaster mould making for clay replication of sculptural form.  The plaster moulds, even though they have their own life cycle, are made for repeat use via press and/ or slip cast methods.

 

For more information please go to FAQ’s Mould Making or reach out using the Contact Us form, both are at the bottom of the Web Page.

Please note:  This method of plaster mould making is not suitable for mass production or items requiring meticulous precision. 

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Commissions

If you totally love our pieces and style, although you are looking for something more personalised for your space, we are open to discussing a commission  with  you.

Reach out using the Contact Us form below.  

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