The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting

The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting

by Andrew Martin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600590771
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Lark Ceramics Book Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 362,624
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
An overview
Prototypes and molds
Designing, creating, and using
Tools & materials     20
Tools
Materials
Supplies
Equipment
Safety
Plaster     26
Types
Absorption rates
Consistency
Amounts
Mixing
Pouring
Frosting
Plaster prototypes
Mold soap and other separators
Storing
Featured artist     33
Anne Kraus: A Conversation with the Materials
One-piece molds     36
Handmade clay prototypes
One-, two-, and three-template clay prototypes
Footed forms
Cups and saucers
Plaster prototypes
Featured artist     55
Tom Spleth: Cups and Only Cups
Multiple-piece molds     58
Making
Handles
Spouts
Pitchers
Tiles
Lidded forms
Hollow-cast feet
Fruits and vegetables
No-model molds
Complex molds
Master molds     106
Advantages
Plaster masters
Rubber masters
Featured artists     112
Donna Polseno and Richard Hensley: Slip Casting in Production
Slip formulation     116
Deflocculation
Types of slip-casting clay bodies
Mixing equipment
Mixing
Specific gravity
Viscosity
Mixing wet and dry scraps
Mixing large batches
Featured artist     127
Richard Notkin: Evolution is Not an Option-It's Essential
Casting     130
Preparing slip
Preparing molds
Casting
Removing castings
Handling wet castings
Assembling castparts
Drying castings
Preparing castings for firing
Firing
Troubleshooting     144
Broken molds
Chipped molds
"Plaster Disasters"
Troubleshooting guide
About the author     150
Appendixes     151
Glossary     152
Contributing artists     156
Acknowledgments     157
Index     158

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The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JullianaH More than 1 year ago
This was the textbook used for my moldmaking class. i still refer to it even after doing a few molds.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice book. Could be informative for some, just wasn't what I was looking for.