Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center

Dollar Store to Dinnerware: Plaster Mold-Making, Slab Forming and Slip-Casting


Richmond Art Center


16 - 18+ yrs


Sun, Sat

Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 21, 2021


10:00am - 12:00pm PDT


Online via Zoom


Chanda B.


25 students

Class Experience

In this two-day workshop we will use plastic forms that can be purchased from a dollar store and turn them into slump and hump molds formed out of plaster for making multiples of the shape.

On the first day we will discuss ways to use the plaster molds to make serving ware such as plates, bowls and tumblers and will learn how to work in plaster.

On day two of the workshop we will learn ways to use our new plaster molds through slab building and slip-casting. We will discuss ways to add additions to the ceramic pieces that make them unique such as different ways of adding feet, rims and other unique touches. This process can be used to create a myriad of shapes and sizes of plates, bowls and tumblers. In the class, we will learn how to work with plaster and clay forming techniques. We will also discuss ways to minimize warping and cracking and discuss proper drying methods for working with plates and bowls.

Workshop is demo only. I will provide notes but students should also bring a pen and notepad for note taking.


Experience Level: Some prior clay knowledge preferred.

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
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How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.