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Mold Making: Prototyping in Plaster
with Peter Pincus
June 11–15, 2018

Tuition $560 (includes $65 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to intermediate and advanced artists

Register online or call 406/443-3502 ext. 11

Plaster is an incredibly versatile material that can be used to create highly accurate prototypes and molds for use in a variety of ceramic applications. This five-day workshop will provide an in-depth experience into the working properties of plaster and a deeper understanding of mold design. Demonstrations will include casting plaster on and off of the potter’s wheel, hand-forming wet plaster, cutting and reassembling molds, designing molds for simple and complex forms, and developing systems for efficient casting.

Participants will experiment with numerous processes and produce slipcasting molds of their own. Students will leave with a finished mold. A familiarity with plaster casting and clay forming techniques is required.

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Peter Pincus
Trio of Vessels, 2017
colored porcelain, gold luster
18" x 30" x 10"

Peter Pincus
Herringbone and Delphinium Jars, 2017
colored porcelain, gold luster
16" x 16" x 8"

Peter PincusPeter Pincus lives and works in Penfield, New York, and, since 2014, has served as a visiting assistant professor of ceramics in the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received a BFA and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has been a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center in California, worked as the studio manager and resident artist coordinator of the Genesee Center for Arts and Education in Rochester, New York, and taught at Roberts Wesleyan College. His work has been exhibited across the U.S. and is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Everson Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Schien-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art.