Mold Making: Ceramics and Mixed Media

August 8 - 13, 2021

Paul Andrew Wandless  ·

Workshop at a glance

Learn a variety of basic mold making, modeling, and casting process to use with clay or mixed work.


  • Basic mold making, modeling, and casting
  • Working with various mold making materials


  • Clay
  • Silicone mold rubber
  • Other casting materials like wax, cement, paper, and pewter


  • Experimenting with form
  • Different approaches for using molds in 3-D art
  • Creating different molds for casting

Artist Bio

Paul Andrew Wandless is an artist, author, educator, and curator who operates his studio in Chicago, Illinois. He authored Image Transfer on Clay, 500 Prints on Clay, Image & Design Transfer Techniques, and co-authored Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques. Wandless frequently writes for arts magazines and is featured in the DVD, Fundamentals of Screen Printing on Clay with Paul Andrew Wandless. He conducts workshops and lectures around the U.S. and Canada on his clay work, prints, sculptures, paintings, and drawings.
Arrowmont Connections

Workshop Description

This workshop will introduce students to basic mold making, modeling, and casting. The focus is on making small molds and sprigs using a variety of approaches. During class participants will create plaster molds, bisque molds, and rubber latex molds for use with clay. You will use silicone rubber molds to cast non-clay materials and positives will be created with clay, plasticine, chipboard, and found objects appropriate for the different mold making materials. Students will also experiment pulling forms from the molds with casting slip, clay, white plastic, wax, cement, paper pulp, and pewter. Ceramists, sculptors, 3D Design instructors, and K-12 teachers can benefit from participation. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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