NCECA 2015 Emerging Artist, Rachel Garceau is teaching a workshop on mold making and slip casting hosted by the Texas Tech University Ceramics Department! On Thursday September 16, 2015 the Ceramics Department at TTU, with Rachel’s generous consent, will be streaming the demonstrations live from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm central time. There is no cost to attend and all are encouraged to share the information with their friends and colleagues. Streaming via projector for classes is encouraged! To watch the feed go to:


Rachel K. Garceau is an installation artist, primarily working in porcelain, currently living in Atlanta, GA. She was chosen as one of the Emerging Artists at NCECA 2015 in Providence, RI and has been exhibiting her work across the country and internationally. Garceau has been able to work with great programs such as Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. We at TTU are incredibly excited to have such an enthusiastic and talented artist working with out students and facilitating growth in our community through clay! For more information on Rachel and her work, please see the links below.

Texas Tech University located in Lubbock, TX has a cutting edge ceramics department with internationally known faculty Lydia Thompson, Juan Granados and Von Venhuizen. TTU Ceramics has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Program as well as a 3 year Masters of Fine Art Program. The program encourages inter-media working and self driven exploration of students art both technically and conceptually. The ceramics program has over 36 kilns including gas, electric, wood, soda and saggar. It also has a dedicated rooms for hand building, wheel throwing, glaze calculation and clay mixing. For more information about Texas Tech Ceramics or the TTU School of Art, please visit the website below.

This workshop has been coordinated by Nicolle LaMere with funds from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock, the College of Visual and Performing Arts at TTU, and the Texas Tech Clay Club. Nicolle is a 2nd year graduate student at Texas Tech University, pursuing her Master’s Degree in Ceramics.


Tentative Itinerary:

9:00-10:30                   We’ll talk slip! We’ll cast all the molds, ALL THE MOLDS!

10:30-12:00                 Second half of a tricky branch mold.

1:00-Whenever         Stencil Deco’s, Project Assembly and some. . .   Play!