Making Plaster Molds with Clay Krieg

Making Plaster Molds with Clay Krieg

Plaster Mold Exploration

Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24

10am to 5pm

Fee: $175 early bird (until Feb 23)  $199 after Feb 23  All supplies included.

All skill levels.

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Clay Krieg is a potter based in Huntsville, AL. He received his BFA in ceramics from the University of North Alabama in 2015. Since graduation, he worked as an assistant production manager at a slip cast pottery company called Southern Growler. During this experience, he was introduced to slip cast pottery and using a 3-D printer to create printed prototypes. This sparked his passion for using molds to create unique functional pottery. He now continues his mold research and development while preparing for his first ceramic residency in the summer of 2019.


This two-day demonstration and hands-on workshop will show how to make and use plaster molds for slip cast, hand built, and thrown pottery. It will demonstrate practical examples of how the use of molds can aid in your creative studio practices.

The demonstration and discussion will include:

  • How slip casting works

  • How to mix plaster

  • The do’s and don’ts of creating or choosing a prototype

  • How to use molds with hand building and wheel throwing

  • How to make your own pottery stamp for decoration or signing your pots

  • How to repair molds

  • How to make a hump mold

  • How to make a press mold

  • How to make a two-part mold


Each student will take home:Claykreig workshop march 2019

  • A mold of their hand made stamp

  • Their own handmade press or slump mold

  • Their own handmade two-part coffee cup mold

All supplies included.  There will be a 1-hour lunch break, you can bring your own lunch or we have several restaurants to choose from. Email for accommodation recommendations.  You can learn more about Clay and his work on his website:


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Designbyhart Pottery Studio and Gallery.  2211 Seminole Dr. #2009, Huntsville, AL 35805 Map/Directions 256-339-6432