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Inside Out and Upside Down: Mold-Making For Slip-Casting

June 13 - 18, 2021

Rachel K. Garceau  ·  rachelkgarceau.com

Workshop at a glance

Whether making utilitarian wares or sculptural components, learn to harness the power of the multiple through mold-making and slip-casting.


  • Mold-making for ceramics
  • Techniques for slip-casting


  • Sculpting tools
  • Plaster
  • Porcelain slip


  • Complete at least one working mold
  • Studio practice techniques
  • Experimentation of surface design

Artist Bio

Rachel K. Garceau is a studio artist living and working in Atlanta, Georgia who was recognized as a 2015 Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. She has been a resident artist at Arrowmont, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, and at the Vendsyssel Kuntsmuseum in Denmark. Garceau utilizes large slip-cast porcelain forms to construct site-specific installations.
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Workshop Description

Whether your goal is to make sets of utilitarian wares or components for sculpture or installation, in this workshop students will learn to harness the power of the multiple through mold-making and slip-casting. Beginning with forms that participants have made or found, they will make plaster molds which we will cast in porcelain. You will experiment with methods of utilizing the mold itself in the application of surface design and discuss casting other materials such as paper and plaster. The workshop will include an exploration of ways to remain mindful of the body in your studio practice, and how this consciousness can impact your focus and ability to solve problems. Bisque firing only. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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