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The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting : Lark Ceramics Books - Andrew Martin

The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting

Lark Ceramics Books

Hardcover Published: 28th April 2007
ISBN: 9781600590771
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

Introductionp. 4
An overview
Prototypes and molds
Designing, creating, and using
Tools & materialsp. 20
Tools
Materials
Supplies
Equipment
Safety
Plasterp. 26
Types
Absorption rates
Consistency
Amounts
Mixing
Pouring
Frosting
Plaster prototypes
Mold soap and other separators
Storing
Featured artistp. 33
Anne Kraus: A Conversation with the Materials
One-piece moldsp. 36
Handmade clay prototypes
One-, two-, and three-template clay prototypes
Footed forms
Cups and saucers
Plaster prototypes
Featured artistp. 55
Tom Spleth: Cups and Only Cups
Multiple-piece moldsp. 58
Making
Handles
Spouts
Pitchers
Tiles
Lidded forms
Hollow-cast feet
Fruits and vegetables
No-model molds
Complex molds
Master moldsp. 106
Advantages
Plaster masters
Rubber masters
Featured artistsp. 112
Donna Polseno and Richard Hensley: Slip Casting in Production
Slip formulationp. 116
Deflocculation
Types of slip-casting clay bodies
Mixing equipment
Mixing
Specific gravity
Viscosity
Mixing wet and dry scraps
Mixing large batches
Featured artistp. 127
Richard Notkin: Evolution is Not an Option-It's Essential
Castingp. 130
Preparing slip
Preparing molds
Casting
Removing castings
Handling wet castings
Assembling cast parts
Drying castings
Preparing castings for firing
Firing
Troubleshootingp. 144
Broken molds
Chipped molds
"Plaster Disasters"
Troubleshooting guide
About the authorp. 150
Appendixesp. 151
Glossaryp. 152
Contributing artistsp. 156
Acknowledgmentsp. 157
Indexp. 158
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ISBN: 9781600590771
ISBN-10: 1600590772
Series: Lark Ceramics Books
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th April 2007
Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.85

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