Designing Models & Mold Making

July 8 - July 12, 2022

Designing Models & Mold Making


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $80

Come explore and learn methods for designing and fabricating models and molds. You will begin by designing an object on paper, then learn how to create a prototype using a variety of materials such as clay, plaster, wood and Styrofoam. These prototypes will then be used to create either single or multi-piece molds. Demonstrations will also cover the slip-casting process. Basic ceramic or sculpture is experience helpful but all levels are welcome.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day



Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Hiroe Hanazono

Hiroe Hanazono, a native of Japan, is a Philadelphia-based ceramic artist who produces highly designed functional tableware in her home studio. After receiving her MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University, she participated in residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia where she was awarded the 2008-2009 Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship. Hanazono teaches a variety of ceramic classes in New York City and in the Philadelphia region.

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