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Ceramic Whitewares Training

L6 - Plaster Moulds

eLearning Course - Coming Soon


Plaster of Paris is long established as a material for the moulds used for forming applications in the ceramics industry. Plaster has several positive features which make it suitable for ceramic applications.



The course covers:

  • How plaster is produced from gypsum rock
  • The storage and ageing of plaster
  • Measuring the properties of plaster
  • The plaster water blending process
  • The physical effects of early and late poured plaster
  • Vacuum blending
  • Mould drying
  • Measuring mould properties
  • Mould making best practice tips
  • The effect of mould properties on ware quality (case studies)



At the end of the course, you will be able to understand:

  • The basics of how gypsum is processed to make plaster
  • The ageing process
  • Best practice for making mould
  • Best practice for drying mould
  • Solving common mould faults
  • Solving common ware faults that arise from plaster mould issues



» Register your interest in attending this course


For further information, please contact:
Caroline Mullington, Information Services & Technology Partnerships Capability Leader