Casting a Cucumber

with Silke Riis

16 Jun 2024

Join artist Silke for a workshop exploring the unique possibilities of combining clay with natural latex. Inspired by the speculative sea cucumbers in "Some breathe through their butts", Silke Riis will give a workshop on how to cast latex in the shape of your own imaginary cucumber species.



Silke Riis Showcasing Her Clay Cucumbers for Her Workshop Frontal View -

With: Silke Riis

What you will do

Working with clay and nature latex: dyeing latex, mold-making in clay, latex-casting (which was the start of her clay-latex-technique). On top of that Silke will give an introduction to her practice, share inspiration and talk about experiences with working with latex. Because there is a lot of drying time there will also be time for the workshoppers if they have any other questions for the artist. You get to take your cucumber casts, clay molds and a small jar of additional latex to (continue) casting at home with you after the workshop. 


Silke Riis producing her installation work "Some Breathe Through Their Butts" - Romy Kerkman, Silke Riis

With: Silke Riis

Silke Riis

Silke Riis (she/her) is a Copenhagen-born sculptor and installation artist whose work currently revolves around speculative futures and imagined species. With her sculptures she hopes to reflect the fragility of ecosystems, while offering alternative ideas for the future. Her aim is not to educate on climate change, since she thinks we are way past the need for that, but instead offer composure in the fantasy of our demise.

Inspired by rainforest plants, marine invertebrates, mould formations, as well as mythologies, paracosms and science fiction, her work has an otherworldly aesthetic. She is currently based in The Hague, The Netherlands.


Full price: 39€| *Discount price: 30€

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

Information & Warnings

Time: 15:30 - 18:30

  • Don’t attend if you have a latex allergy.
  • The workshop has a very high audio level due to hairdryers, so beware of this if you are sensitive to noise (in this case we advise you to bring noise canceling headphones or earplugs). 

Attendance is limited to 14 people. We maintain a minimum of 7 participants.

Please note that this workshop will be held in English.

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