PETER PINCUS | Colored Veneers and Prototyping in Plaster Workshop | November 2018

Peter Pincus: Colored Veneers and Prototyping in Plaster Workshop

November 9th- 11th, 2018

Friday 6–9pm, Saturday 9am–4pm, and Sunday 9am–12pm

Join Peter Pincus for Prototyping in Plaster: a figurative sculpture workshop. This workshop will provide an in-depth experience into the working properties of plaster and is designed to explore a range of processes that include casting plaster on and off of the potter’s wheel, hand-forming wet plaster, cutting and reassembling molds, approaches for simple and complex forms, systems for efficient casting, and systems for handles and spouts. In addition, Peter will demonstrate casting veneers of colored porcelain, slip-casting, assembling, sanding, and finishing ceramic objects. No experience is required.  Limited to 20.

Born in Rochester, NY, Peter Pincus is a ceramic artist and instructor. He joined the School for American Crafts as Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics in Fall 2014. Peter received his BFA (2005) and MFA (2011) in ceramics from Alfred University; and in between, was a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino,California. Since graduate school, Peter worked as the Studio Manager and Resident Artist Coordinator of the Genesee Center for Arts and Education in Rochester, NY; Adjunct Professor of three dimensional studies at Roberts Wesleyan College; and has established a studio in Penfield NY.

The demonstration workshop  begins  Friday  night,  with  a slide presentation  and  a  group  dinner  (6-9pm).  Saturday  is  a  full  day  of  demonstrations  (9am–4pm)  and  includes  lunch.  Sunday  is  a  half  day  of  demonstration  (9am–12pm),  lunch  is  not  included.  This workshop will happen in conjunction with the opening weekend of his show, Channeling Josiah Wedgwood, at Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams, MA. The opening is Saturday, November 10th from 5-7pm.      

Contact us

Please email with any questions or for more information. To talk on the phone, please send an email with your phone number and preferred time to receive a call, and we will call you back.

Tuition and Payment

Tuition for the 3 day workshop is $350

A $50 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due by October 1st. Please pay by check or money order, payable to Project Art, 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. Open to participants age 18 and above, and students of all experience levels are welcome.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals are not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange housing and meals independently. We keep a list of possible housing options updated at

Location and Dates

Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026.  The workshop begins at 6pm on Friday evening, and continues Saturday from 9am-4pm and then Sunday 9am- 12pm.


Hartford, CT (airport code BDL) and Albany, NY (airport code ALB) are the two closest regional airports. Cummington is a rural community, and we recommend participants rent a car or drive to us. There is no public transportation in the Cummington area.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are refundable until October 1st, less a $25 administrative fee. After October 1st, we cannot offer a refund unless we are able enroll a replacement from the waiting list. If we are able to replace you with a participant from the waiting list, a full refund will be issued, less a $25 administrative fee. This workshop will run pending a minimum enrollment.