Thursday February 4th. This was a practical workshop with Ryan Brown, in the ceramics room in Fabrication. Ryan went through the layout of the ceramics work areas and the basic procedures, health and safety &c. Then we got down to using clay to make relief surfaces which were then cast in plaster. I went though this and completed a piece but it cracked and I did not go further. Ryan explained the use of silicone gel to make a relief from the plaster. Most enjoyable. I will return to this at a future date.