I have a bit of an obsession with making and using slump molds for clay these days. This fascination with … 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!
I first saw the work of Peter Pincus when I juried the 2012 ICAN Members Exhibition (formerly Potters Council). This large … Read More
If you’ve ever wanted to build a round ceramic sculpture, but working on the potter’s wheel is not your cup … Read More
There are lots of ways to make clay molds. And I love that I keep discovering new variations on these … Read More
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
When WangLing Chou was an international student, she developed a habit of traveling light and repurposing and reusing objects out … Read More
I have heard of sledging before and am sad to say that I’ve never tried it. Sledging is essentially extruding … Read More
Building in a Box: Combining High-Tech Computer Modeling and Low-Tech Slip Casting Techniques to Make Intricate Modular Work
Eliza Au combines both high-tech and low-tech methods to make her beautiful and complex ceramic sculptures that consist of repeating … Read More