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Creation of Molds for Ceramic Reproduction

A course by Xènia Bas
Ceramist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined August 2019
, Ceramist

Learn the techniques of mold making with plaster and reproduce unique and inspiring objects

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (342)
  • 9414 students
Creation of Molds for Ceramic Reproduction

Learn the techniques of mold making with plaster and reproduce unique and inspiring objects

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (342)
  • 9414 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (1h 19m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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The mold offers endless possibilities in the reproduction of ceramics, not only in terms of production, but also in terms of artistic experimentation; This is stated by potter Xènia Bas - founder of the Bas ceramic workshop -, passionate about nature and her work done with her own hands. In it, and in the technique of mold making , he finds a way to reproduce with mastery, the simplicity of an object of nature.

In this course you will learn to reproduce an object in ceramics: either your own design or any object that inspires you. You will learn the peculiarities of plaster work and the keys to making a mold to turn an object into ceramics. You will discover a new perspective in which to convert a volume into a design object.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Previous considerations / What to know
  • U3
    U3. Making a two-part cast ceramic mold
  • U4
    U4. Ceramic Reproduction
  • U5
    U5. Use and storage
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will meet Xènia Bas, who will tell you how his Bas brand was born and what his work is currently focused on. Also, he will talk to you about people who have been an influence on the way they understand and do their job.

You will know the materials you will need to complete the course, devoting a little more time to the plaster, the fundamental material of the mold. You will see everything you need to know to design and produce an object in ceramics and, finally, Xènia will explain the concept of volume / space through exercises to educate the look.

You will learn to make a mold. First you will create the bed and make the formwork, then you will take out the bed and return to formwork, to make the second part of the mold, and it will be there where you can begin to reproduce your pieces.

Then, you will prepare the ceramic paste to perform the first casting of the mold. You will see how you should review each resulting piece and intervene through incisions, scraping and texture, among others.

Finally, you will learn to use and care for your mold so that it lasts the most and, also, you will see some creative uses that you can give it.

What is this course's project?

You will create an object reproduced in ceramics, in addition to its plaster cast, to be able to make all the copies you want of that object and with the finishes that you like most.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To designers, craftsmen, illustrators and any creative person who wants to learn a technique that allows him to materialize his ideas in ceramics in a very effective way.

What you need

It is not necessary to have previous knowledge about ceramics. As for the tools and materials, you will need: square and ruler, pencil, plaster scraper (rasp), clay tools, water measuring jug, soft bucket (silicone type or similar) to prepare the plaster, normal bucket - They can be two bottles of 5 liters divided in half - to wash your hands, wood for the formwork of approximately 35x17x1, knife, spreading knife - or coffee spoon -, sponge, rag, dust mask, white mud, plaster for molds, liquid or mold release soap and, finally, you will need the object you are going to reproduce.


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Xènia Bas

A course by Xènia Bas


Xènia Bas is a ceramist and founder of Bas, a ceramic workshop in Barcelona. She studied at the School of Arts and Crafts and specialized in jewelry. The fact that her entire family was devoted to crafts has undoubtedly influenced her career.

In 2013, together with her husband, she founded her own brand, Bas, focused on contemporary designs for ceramic plant pots whose objective was to offer excellent quality craftsmanship. In 2016 they were awarded the prize for the best artisan brand in Catalonia, Spain. Currently, her work focuses on three aspects: pot design, projects for interior designers, restorers, illustrators, and other designers, as well as teaching ceramic workshops, specifically for the construction of ceramic molds.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Previous considerations / What to know

    • Tools and materials
    • Design for ceramics
    • Educate the look
  • U3

    Making a two-part cast ceramic mold

    • Realization of the bed
    • First part of the mold
    • Second part of the mold
    • Open and finish the mold
  • U4

    Ceramic Reproduction

    • Clay Preparation
    • Performing a laundry
    • Interventions in the piece
  • U5

    Use and storage

    • Mold care
    • Creative mold utilities
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Creation of Molds for Ceramic Reproduction

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Creation of Molds for Ceramic Reproduction. A  course by Xènia Bas Best Seller

Creation of Molds for Ceramic Reproduction

A course by Xènia Bas
Ceramist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined August 2019
  • 99% Positive reviews (342)
  • 9414 students