There is no shortage of plastic containers in our world and all too many of them wind up in the landfill. But you can do your part and repurpose them as molds in the studio! In today’s post, an excerpt from From a Slab of Clay, Daryl Baird shares how to make a great free form slab bowl using a plastic dish as a mold. –Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.
Small plastic trays containing microwaveable food come in a variety of shapes and sizes. With a little preparation these can be used as slump molds for quickly making a collection of dishes, trays, and teapot bases.
This article was also excerpted from From a Slab of Clay , which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!
1. Stack three identical food trays together to create a rigid mold. Lightly dust the top tray with corn starch and spread it evenly.
5. Fashion handles from scrap pieces and attach with slip. Additional texture is applied to each handle.
Examples of three pieces made from plastic microwave slump molds.