Mould Creation for Ceramic Reproduction

A course by Helen Johannessen , Ceramist and mould maker

Ceramist and mould maker. London, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2022

Create moulds for your ceramic pieces following a step-by-step process.

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  • 1831 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create moulds for your ceramic pieces following a step-by-step process.

A course by Helen Johannessen

Unleash your creativity and master the art of ceramic reproduction in this online course. Join professional ceramicist and mould maker, Helen Johannessen, as she guides you through the fascinating process of turning any object into a replicable ceramic piece. In this course, you'll explore the techniques of two-part mould making, plaster mixing, casting, decorating, and more. Discover the endless possibilities of shaping plaster moulds for ceramic reproduction and bring your imaginative ideas to life. With Helen's expert guidance, you'll develop the skills to replicate the beauty of the world around you while adding your own creative touch.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 18 downloads

  • 100% positive reviews (16)
  • 1831 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 3m)
  • 18 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Throughout the course, you'll embark on an exciting journey to create your own replicable ceramic piece. Applying the techniques and knowledge gained from Helen's instruction, you'll shape a plaster mould for ceramic reproduction using your chosen object. With Helen's expert guidance, you'll navigate the entire process from mould making to casting, decorating, and adding optional gold luster. By the end of the course, you'll have a beautifully crafted ceramic piece that showcases your artistic expression and the skills you've acquired.

Who is this online course for?

This course is perfect for anyone seeking to explore their creativity and develop skills in ceramic reproduction. Whether you're a beginner eager to dive into the world of ceramics or an experienced artist looking to expand your repertoire, this course offers valuable insights. Join Helen Johannesson on this artistic journey and unleash your potential in the realm of ceramic mould making and reproduction.

Requirements and materials

To fully engage in this course, you'll need basic knowledge of ceramics and a passion for learning. Having experience working with clay will be advantageous, but it's not a strict requirement. Throughout the course, you'll need access to various materials such as clay, plaster, casting slip, and decorating tools. Helen will provide detailed guidance on the necessary materials, ensuring you have everything you need to participate fully.


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Helen Johannessen

A course by Helen Johannessen

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Ceramist and mould maker

Helen Johannessen, a renowned professional ceramicist and mould maker, has dedicated over 25 years to the art of clay and plaster casting. Her extensive experience includes collaborations with numerous clients, ranging from limited series to mass production. Helen's exceptional craftsmanship is exemplified by the success of her ceramic notepad, which sold an impressive 80,000 pieces in the UK alone. With her brand YoYo Ceramics, Helen has designed homewares like the iconic Is That Plastic range and the beloved Butter Dish.

Helen's passion for clay, plaster, and casting slip shines through in her artwork. She continually pushes the boundaries of traditional crafting techniques, creating one-of-a-kind artworks that capture the essence of fluidity and light. As an experienced teacher and workshop leader, Helen is committed to sharing her knowledge and inspiring others to embrace creativity. With her patient and curious approach, she empowers students to explore new possibilities, overcome challenges, and discover their artistic potential.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Moulds, Clays, and Decoration

    • Tools, Materials, and Workspace
    • What to Mould? Shape, Size, and Practicalities
    • The Stages of Clay
    • Decoration Techniques
  • U3

    From the Mould to the Ceramic Piece

    • Preparing the Model for a Two-Part Plaster Mould
    • Mixing Plaster and Demoulding 1
    • Mixing Plaster and Demoulding 2
    • Mixing Plaster and Demoulding 3
    • Casting
    • Bisque Firing
    • Glazing and Decorating 1
    • Glazing and Decorating 2
  • U4

    Optional Detailiing and Cast Ideas

    • Applying Optional Gold Lustre
    • Alternative Ways to Repeat Casts
  • FP

    Final project

    • Mould Creation for Ceramic Reproduction

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Mould Creation for Ceramic Reproduction. Craft course by Helen Johannessen

Mould Creation for Ceramic Reproduction

A course by Helen Johannessen
Ceramist and mould maker. London, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (16)
  • 1831 students