CLASS : Casting and Mold Making w/Connor Czora, 8 students, WED or FRI
Casting from molds has been used for hundreds of years to create pottery, sculpture, and to replicate objects. Once a mold is made, a piece can simply be re-created many many times. Casting dramatically expands the creative possibilities for art and craft practices in the studio. Using District Clay Center’s new mold making facilities, students will learn:
- Slip-casting and press-molding
- How to make simple 1-part and more complicated multi-part molds
- A variety of applications for molds such as object replication, collage, production casting, and texture transfer
- Alternative uses of molds, including mold alterations and modular mold systems
This class is suitable for beginners, and assumes students have little to no experience making molds. Because of this, the class has specific start and stop dates. For students who have more experience, the class is structured to help you work at your own pace.
Details: Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9 pm (first class is 6-11) or Friday evenings 5:30-8pm (first class is 5:30-10:30pm)
1/27 (6-11pm), and 6:30-9pm for the all the following classes: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/21 (no class 2/17)
2/12 (5:30-10:30pm), and 5:30-8:30 for all the following classes: , 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 (no class 2/19)
- Fee includes pottery plaster, 1 gallon of casting slip*, glazes, underglazes, oxide washes, bisque and glaze firings.
- This is a small format class and is limited to 8 students.
*Additional casting slip may be purchased from DCC
OUR NEW TERMS
We have changed our terms to adapt to shifting COVID-19 situation.
- First time students may get a full refund after their initial visit if they do not feel comfortable. If you notify us by your third visit, you can get a 50% refund.
- If you need to self-quarantine, you can suspend classes for two weeks at no charge. If you become sick and need more than two weeks, you can suspend any remaining classes and we will send you a credit you can use for up to two years.
- If the virus resurges and District Clay must close, your classes will be suspended and you can restart when we re-open or we will give you a credit you can use at a later date.
Free Open Studio:
Aside from working in the weekly slip-casting class, students may cast during other classes that aren’t using the slip-casting room. Mold-making with wet plaster is restricted to our in-class time and additional plaster-tech hours once a week (TBD).
About Connor Czora
A Resident Artist at District Clay Center, Connor Czora received their BFA in Ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Connor has interned at Baltimore Clayworks, and assistant-taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Connor's work was included in the LIES exhibition at District Clay Gallery in 2019.