There are lots of ways to make clay molds. And I love that I keep discovering new variations on these … Read More
Making Ceramic Molds
Ceramic mold making opens up endless potential for creative expression. Not only does ceramic mold making enable you to repeat a form over and over again, it also makes individual forms lose their preciousness, which frees you up to experiment more! Making your own custom ceramic molds will help you break out of your comfort zone in the studio and grow as an artist.
Here, you’ll learn how to make ceramic molds, as well as how to use them. Browse through our archive of articles to find a variety of techniques from making plaster molds for slip casting and press molding, to making bisque clay hump or slump molds to creating molds for casting clay sculpture. Looking for a ceramic slip recipe for slip casting, you’ll find recipes to try here!
Be sure to download your free copy of the Ceramic Mold Making Techniques: Tips for Making Plaster Molds and Slip Casting Clay. If you’re interested in exploring the world of making plaster molds for slip casting or handbuilding, Ceramic Mold Making Techniques: Tips for Making Plaster Molds and Slip Casting Clay is a great place to start!
Ceramic mold making is not as difficult as you might imagine. Once you have learned how to mix plaster and pour a plaster mold, you’ll see it’s really not too bad. And there are a whole slew of other ways to make molds for pottery. Browse through our posts and you’ll find everything from using an old plastic soda bottle as a mold for a cup, to making bisque slump molds using any old bucket you might find around your studio!
This video was excerpted from Fundamentals of Mold Making and Slip Casting, with Guy Michael Davis, which is available in the … Read More
Making your own bisque slump or hump molds is probably the easiest and most accessible way to get into mold … Read More
I first saw the work of Peter Pincus when I juried the Potters Council Members Exhibition in 2012. This large … Read More
Potter Linda Gates decorates her ceramic surfaces using commercial digital decals with imagery of everyday objects from the 1950s, including … Read More
Whether you need a drying bat, a simple hump mold, or you’re making a complex mold for slipcasting, you’ll need … Read More
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When WangLing Chou was an international student, she developed a habit of traveling light and repurposing and reusing objects out … Read More
Ready-made casting slip is commercially available in all firing ranges, making it super convenient. But if you like to combine … Read More
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