Detail work in clay is wonderful but time consuming. This four-session class will introduce students to mold making and how to use molded forms to quickly enhance projects. Julie McNair will instruct students on press molds, one-piece molds, two-piece molds and creating forms for mold-making. We will also learn and practice how to press clay and/or cast a mold. Working on a small scale, students will complete the class with three molds and if time allows, a project using the first two molds. Class 1: Introduction of press mold making and usage. Create or select form for one-piece mold with discussion of natural draft and how mold can be used. Class 2: Make one-piece mold in plaster. Class 3: Make form for two-piece mold. Press or cast one-piece mold. Class 4: Make two-piece mold in plaster that includes a sprue and key(s) Please note: All ceramics projects need to be fired in a pottery kiln and take approximately 2+ weeks before they are ready to be taken home. You will receive an email once pieces are ready for pickup. If you will no longer be in Telluride, domestic shipping options are available via a third party, Ship It, Copy It. If you have not made arrangements with our Ceramics Director, Ah Haa will discard ceramics projects 30 days after the end of a class. For those who need to have their pieces shipped domestically, please be sure to select this option during the registration process. The total cost for safely packaging and shipping your ceramics projects will be listed on the online registration page for each class. Take note that Ah Haa does not offer international shipping as a standard option.