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The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting
     

The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting

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by Andrew Martin
 
For potters, mold making is invaluable because it allows them to slip-cast identical multiples of their work—and this newly revised, now in color edition of Andrew Martin’s classic is the definitive guide to the craft. No other volume has shown the processes in such how-to detail. It’s overflowing with hundreds of photos, key techniques,

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For potters, mold making is invaluable because it allows them to slip-cast identical multiples of their work—and this newly revised, now in color edition of Andrew Martin’s classic is the definitive guide to the craft. No other volume has shown the processes in such how-to detail. It’s overflowing with hundreds of photos, key techniques, projects, master artist profiles, and troubleshooting tips. A thorough introduction addresses materials and tools, and presents Martin’s simple, unique template method for making clay prototypes. Create easy one-piece molds to make tiles, bowls, and platters, or multi-piece molds for more complex forms. An extensive overview covers slip formulation, while offering highly desired slip recipes for low-, mid-, and high-fire clay bodies. This will be the standard reference in every ceramist’s library.

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This revised and updated version of Martin's earlier work, The Definitive Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting: Contemporary Techniques for Potters, has all-new color photographs of the author demonstrating techniques and a gallery of finished pots by various artists. Slip casting involves pouring liquid clay into plaster molds and letting it dry to form pottery. The process is widely used in mass-production pottery, but Martin's emphasis is on studio applications for single castings. He covers the various kinds of molds, the formulation of the slip, the casting process, and casting preparation for firing. An excellent new guide to an old technique; recommended for public library and academic crafts collections.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600590771
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Lark Ceramics Book Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
320,591
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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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.