Laura Caroline Casas – How to use bisque molds to create a handbuilt mug

Hi, my name’s Laura Caroline Casas, and in this workshop, I will be demonstrating how I create my hand-built and pinched mug forms using a few basic tools and bisque molds.

In this workshop we will:

  1. Briefly go over bisque molds and their usage in my studio practice.
  2. How to combine shapes to plan and create a mug profile.
  3. Demonstrate a coil and pinch technique to create your mug form.
  4. Add handle and feet to the mug.

At the end of this workshop you will have learned how to pinch with purpose and create a dynamic drinking vessel.

After this workshop, you could be making work like this:

Materials Needed:

  • Sketchbook and Pencil
  • Clay (I use Highwater’s Earthen Red)
  • Mudtools Plastic Rib: Either Red, Yellow or Green
  • Sponge
  • Pin Tool / Scoring tool
  • Knife Tool
  • Old Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Wooden Surface (wooden board works)
  • Banding Wheel (optional)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Small Roller
  • Circle Cookie Cutters (optional)

When you buy this workshop, you get:

  • Watch my Live Online Workshop
    • The workshop is around 1 hour long.
  • Bonus Q&A
    • Join my bonus Live Q&A where I answer questions about my process face-to-face
  • Lifetime Access to the Replays
    • The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time
About Laura Caroline Casas

Laura Caroline Casas is a potter and illustrator based in Raleigh, NC. Laura grew up in Columbia, NC and then attended Western Carolina University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art (2018). Laura works in her studio located at The Carter Building and is the Clay Studio Coordinator at the Pullen Arts Center in Raleigh, NC

My pottery is hand-built from red earthenware; pinched, coiled and decorated with an array of colored slips and underglazes. I aim to create wares that resonate with the user while expressing my individual inherited cultural memory through narrative and latent energies. I acknowledge not only my own identity as a contemporary latine individual, but engage with indigenous influences and history through my forms, clay choice, color palette and techniques.

Instagram: @casas.studios

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Saida Clay
Posted 1 year ago

With Instagrams artists showing their work done in high speed .. this class brought clarity to meaning of hand built , Patience and time. Great class .

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Karen Flynn
Posted 1 year ago
loved it

Finally, a handbuildt mug that I can do. You are a great teacher.

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