I’ve often thought, somebody needs to make a mold making and slip casting video. So we put that on our list when we started to produce videos here at Ceramic Arts Daily. Well folks, I’m happy to announce that we are putting the finishing touches on our latest video release Fundamentals of Mold Making and Slipcasting, with Guy Michael Davis. Today, I am presenting an excerpt in which Mike shows us how easy it is to make functionally sound cottle boards.
Molds are a simple way to create simple or complex forms that allow you to make multiple copies of a form with little effort. When you do this, the individual forms lose their preciousness, which allows you the freedom to creatively experiment. And as you build a library of forms, you’ll find even greater flexibility as you cut and reassemble shapes in any number of configurations. Guy Michael leads you step-by-step through the entire mold making and slip casting process. By the end of his demonstration, you’ll understand the principles of making both single and multi-part molds as well as how to make your own slip and successfully cast pieces.