Plaster / Ceramics

Would you like to model, sculpt and glaze? You can do all this at the Plaster/Ceramics workspace. Here, you can give your creativity free rein, using clay and plaster.

About Plaster / Ceramics

You can use the Plaster / Ceramics workspace for all clay and plaster work, such as modelling, making casting moulds, sculpting and glazing. HKU has two plaster/ceramics workspace, one at IBB-laan and the other at Pastoe Fabriek. See below for the facilities the two workspaces offer.


NB: it's best not to wear new clothes, as you will certainly get dirty working with clay and plaster!

  • You can learn all about clay and plaster in this workspace. Our staff are ready to help you with your project or piece of work. You can make moulds or sculpt and cast ceramics.

    Want to learn the basics of ceramics? 

    We put on courses a couple of times a year. You learn to make moulds, cast ceramics and glaze. Students from all HKU courses can participate.

  • Ook in deze werkplaats kun je aan de slag met klei en gips. Daarnaast kun je bij de Pastoe Fabriek gieten met beton en kunststoffen. Onze medewerkers helpen je graag bij je materiaalkeuze of uitleg over bepaalde apparaten. Zij leren je hoe je een goede mal maakt, lichaamsdelen afgiet of hoe een draaischijf werkt.

  • Ceramics Rooms

    You can do lots of things with clay in the Pastoe Fabriek ceramics room: modelling, casting, glazing and much more. You can also make use of the tools such as the clay roller and the potter's wheels.

    Plaster room

    In this room, you can work with various other materials, such as concrete, silicones and wax. And you can make all kinds of mould, such as concrete moulds for casting clay or silicone moulds.

    Spraying and chemicals booth

    In the spraying and chemicals booth, you can work with materials that require a paint spray and gas mask, such as spray painting, heavy sanding and polyester/epoxy mixing. That might sound intimidating, but our staff will be pleased to assist you. 

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