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