Sigrid Haugen

I work mainly with clay slip, and I cast in plaster molds.

Q&A

What craft do you work with? 

I work mainly with clay slip, and I cast in plaster molds. I learned this during my product design education some 20 years ago, and now I teach it. I also do some 3D printing with clay printers.

What inspires you to work with this craft? 

Casts made with porcelain and stoneware slip can be delicate and precise. Plastic clay, clay slip, ceramic colors and glazes, the use of plaster for making molds, represents almost no limits for creating shapes and forms.

How would you best describe your workspace and what tools could you not do without?

Not many advanced tools are needed, most of them you might find in your kitchen. Except the turning wheel for plaster, which is crucial for making precise models. And you  need a ceramic kiln, of course.

Are there new techniques you would like to try?

Ceramic glazes and surface textures is a wast area to explore, and very interesting. It offers limitless variations and combinations one could work with for several lifetimes.

What have you learnt or the best advice you have received that you would like to share with fellow crafters?

Experiment with how to combine materials in a product, or bring work techniques from one material area into another, if you have the possibility to do so. You might discover that  it enriches your creative workflow and bring om new ideas. Be a “visual hoover”, at all times.

Media & Contact

Representation

Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

 

References

Facebook: nastynecklaces

Location

Norway