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Fundamentals of Mold Making and Slipcasting with Guy Michael Davis

Runtime: Approximately  1 hour, 29 minutes

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Molds are a simple way to create simple or complex forms that allow you to make multiple copies of a form with little effort. When you do this, the individual forms lose their preciousness, which allows you the freedom to creatively experiment. And as you build a library of forms, you’ll find even greater flexibility as you cut and reassemble shapes in any number of configurations. Guy Michael leads you step-by-step through the entire mold making and slip casting process. By the end of his demonstration, you’ll understand the principles of making both single and multi-part molds as well as how to make your own slip and successfully cast pieces.

Contents:

Introduction
Chapter 1 – Basic Tools
Chapter 2 – Simple Molds
Chapter 3 – Multiple Piece Molds
Chapter 4 – Mixing & Pouring Casting Slip
Chapter 5 – Joining Cast Pieces
Conclusion

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Mike Davis

About the Artist

Guy Micheal Davis holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from The Ohio State University. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has participated in residencies at the Richard Carter Studio, Pope Valley, California; Dresden Porcelain Manufactory, Dresden, Germany; and Walbzrych Porcelain Factory, Walbzrych, Poland. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati and a member of Future Retrieval, a collaboration with artist Katie Parker. To learn more about Guy Michael Davis, please visit guymichaeldavis.blogspot.com. To learn more about Future Retrieval, please visit futureretrieval.blogspot.com.

Comments
  • Rebecca S.

    I think there are decimal points missing from the ratio guide for mixing plaster. video #2.

    • Thanks Rebecca, we will update the graphic as soon as possible. The correct water ratios are as follows: 7 lbs, 3.5 lbs, 17.5 lbs, and 37.5 lbs. –CAN Staff

  • I was familiar with the basic principles of mold making and slip casting but I have still found some really great tips and tricks in there. Thanks 🙂

  • Adelaide B.

    I could not find the recipes for the cast slip that were supposed to figure at the end of the dvd. Could you kindly provide them, please. Thanks

    • Hi Adelaide, we are slowly adding all bonus materials to the “photo gallery” section of each CLAYflicks page. I’ve added the recipes to Guy Michael Davis’ video. – CAN Staff

    • Hi Janice, thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We will fix this ASAP and get the correct video up.

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