All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Learn about mold making and slip casting for making functional or sculptural vessels. We will explore various systems of prototyping (plaster, handbuilt, and thrown) and mold making for slip casting and press molding applications. Core values of thoughtful design, efficiency, and sustainability will guide us through all steps. You will learn how to mix and pour plaster, casting slip and make your own multi-part molds. Corresponding adventures will include colored (stained) slip, carving plaster, modular molds, and more. Everyone will leave with a comprehensive understanding for their own studio practice. Experimental cast pieces from this workshop will be once-fired for additional take-aways. Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $90
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Kala Stein is an artist and designer noted for innovative mold making and casting techniques. Her work explores dynamic systems and practices within the intersection of design, production, and craft. Kala received her MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. Along with her collaborative, she received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to explore architectural terracotta and digital fabrication at the Maryland Institute of Art. She exhibits her work widely and works with private clients on custom ceramics fabrication for the home and hospitality industry. Kala is Director of Ceramics at Sonoma Community Center, California, and oversees the public studio and artist in residence program. www.kalastein.com