Mold Relief Workshop

instructor: Ianna Nova Frisby

category: Ceramics

for: Adults

price: MEMBER $135 / GENERAL $150


Come make tiles of your own design! In this two-part class, you’ll receive an introduction to clay relief sculpture/design and plaster mold-making by creating an open-faced one-part plaster press mold. In the first class, you will design and create your own clay relief while learning sculptural methods used to create a 6” x 6” tile. Learn the basics of plaster mixing, setting up and casting a one-part plaster mold using your original clay tile. In the second class you’ll use the plaster mold made in the first class to stamp your design into clay and create a series of at least four tiles. Participants will leave with a plaster mold of their tile design and at least four pressed tiles from the workshop. No experience necessary.

WHEN: Sundays, June 23 & 30 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (with a 30 min. lunch break – bringing your own lunch is recommended)

WHERE: Verge Center for the Arts

About the Instructor 

Ianna Nova Frisby is a Sacramento art instructor and artist with over 30 years of experience exploring popular and personal themes using ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, found and altered pieces. She is a founding artist and active member at the Verge Center for the Arts. She earned a BFA in studio art from Humboldt State University and an MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. You can find her on Instagram @iannanova and at

Community Standards

In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.

Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50% of the total class fee or may transfer to a class of equal or lesser value. Participants are only eligible for one transfer per registration and must get it approved by Verge staff. No refunds or transfers are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours or less before the class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.