SEP 21 & 22, 2019

Instructor:  Kala Stein

In this workshop, students will learn how to make a 2 part plaster mold for slip casting.

Lectures will cover the etiquette of working with plaster in a community studio, proper plaster mixing, how to “read” undercuts and determine what is an appropriate model for a plaster mold.  Students will learn how to design and carve a plaster model and students are encouraged to bring in multiple found objects to possibly make molds of.  Over the course of the two days, students should expect to make a multi-part mold and walk away with a better understanding about mold making and slip casting.

Kala will provide finished molds for students to practice with in order to learn and understand the slip casting process in its entirety since the molds made in the workshop will take one week to dry in order to cast.  No experience is necessary.

$220 members

$40 materials fee covers up to one gallon of casting slip per person and ½ bag plaster and some mold making supplies. Additional clay & plaster may be purchased as needed.

All Levels
Ages 18+

To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Kala Stein

Kala Stein


Kala Stein is an artist and designer noted for innovative mold making and casting techniques. Her work explores dynamic systems and practices within the intersection of design, production, and craft.  

Kala received her MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. Along with her collaborative, she received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant to explore architectural terracotta and digital fabrication at the Maryland Institute of Art in 2017.

She exhibits her work widely and works with private clients on custom designs for the home and hospitality industry.  Kala has taught colleges and art centers across the country including Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, Diablo Valley College, and Alfred University.  She is the of Director of Ceramics at Sonoma Community Center, California, and oversees the public studio and artist in residence program.