SLIPCASTING AND PLASTER MOLDS
Jennifer hand creates plaster molds from wheel thrown forms and hand pulled handles using Pottery Plaster #1. She currently sells a couple mug/planter sets and a vase. Jennifer releases ready to ship batches every fours weeks and she also offer some presale. She sends out an announcement with the time and day for every release, so please sign up below to get notifications.
Plaster mold options:
A one part mold for a mug/planter and a separate mold for casting a solid handle. When the mug/planter is fired it will measure 3.5" tall by 3.75" wide and hold up to 14 oz.
A one part mold for a tall mug and separate mold for a solid cast handle to attach to the mug. When the mug is fired, it measures 4.5" tall by 3.75" wide and holds up to 16 oz.
A two part mold for a vase. The vase measure 5" tall by 4" wide when fired.
Jennifer casts all molds once to ensure quality of the casting. The life of a mold can vary depending on how you care for it. It's recommended to sponge clean it after casting and use a fan and open air shelves when drying in between uses. This mold will cast well for an average of 30 castings. Jennifer can cast up to three pieces a day in one mold. This product is not suitable for a production potter since efficiencies come from having multiples of a mold. This mold is great for someone who is learning about slipcasting and is interested in experimenting without the time investment of learning plaster mold making.
Jennifer highly recommends purchasing the slipcast tutorials if you want to learn her insider tips for casting, assembling handles and adding color to slip. Jennifer uses premixed cone 6 English Grolleg slip from Clay Art Center in Tacoma, WA. She recommends contacting your local pottery supply store to learn more about purchasing casting slip.
Due to the nature of this product, this is a non-refundable and non-returnable purchase. This mold is for individual sale and cannot be used for duplication or resold.