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Plaster Mold Making Workshop


Plaster Mold Exploration
Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24
10am to 5pm
Fee: $175 early bird (until Feb 23) $199 after Feb 23 All supplies included.
All skill levels.

Clay Krieg is a potter based in Huntsville, AL. He received his BFA in ceramics from the University of North Alabama in 2015. Since graduation, he worked as an assistant production manager at a slip cast pottery company called Southern Growler. During this experience, he was introduced to slip cast pottery and using a 3-D printer to create printed prototypes. This sparked his passion for using molds to create unique functional pottery. He now continues his mold research and development while preparing for his first ceramic residency in the summer of 2019.

This two-day demonstration and hands-on workshop will show how to make and use plaster molds for slip cast, hand built, and thrown pottery. It will demonstrate practical examples of how the use of molds can aid in your creative studio practices.

The demonstration and discussion will include:

How slip casting works

How to mix plaster

The do’s and don’ts of creating or choosing a prototype

How to use molds with hand building and wheel throwing

How to make your own pottery stamp for decoration or signing your pots

How to repair molds

How to make a hump mold

How to make a press mold

How to make a two-part mold


Each student will take home:

A mold of their hand made stamp

Their own handmade press or slump mold

Their own handmade two-part coffee cup mold

All supplies included. There will be a 1-hour lunch break, you can bring your own lunch or we have several restaurants to choose from. Email designbyharpottery@gmail.com for accommodation recommendations. You can learn more about Clay and his work on his website: https://claykriegpottery.com/current-personal-work/