Just Add Plaster: Mold Making for Ceramics

June 21 - June 25, 2024

Just Add Plaster: Mold Making for Ceramics


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $90

Adding plaster to your studio practice will open new possibilities for form and function. This workshop will focus on mold making for both slip casting and press molding techniques for ceramics. Nagelberg will help you jump this hurdle by demonstrating how to measure, mix and pour plaster. You will learn the basics of mold making but more importantly, you will learn how to design for this process. Seth will focus on quick modeling techniques in clay and plaster. Techniques include- using the potter’s wheel to make models, casting plaster solids using foam-core and using ready-mades. We will make single and multi-part molds and mix casting slip. You will leave with molds in hand and an understanding of the slip casting process.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

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



Seth Nagelberg

Seth Nagelberg is an artist and designer working in clay. He strives to close the gap between craft and design. He earned a BFA from the University of Hartford and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2015 Nagelberg published his first book, Batch Manufacturing for Ceramics: Models and Molds, Process to Product. Nagelberg is an Associate Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

View Website

Other Workshops You Might Like

Sorry, we couldn't find any posts. Please try a different search.