In today's post, an excerpt from our free download A Guide to Slab Rollers: Tips for Buying and Building Slab Rollers and 4 Slab Building Projects, Daryl Baird shares how to make a great free form tray using a plastic dish as a mold. Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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Small plastic trays containing microwaveable food come in a variety of shapes and sizes. With a little preparation these can be used as slump molds for quickly making a collection of dishes and trays.
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1. Stack three identical food trays together to create a rigid mold. Lightly dust the top tray with corn starch and spread it evenly.
|4. Trim some but not all of the excess clay. Tuck and smooth the edges to give it a more finished look without losing the freeform shape.|
|5. Fashion handles from scrap pieces and attach with slip. Additional texture is applied to each handle.|
Examples of three pieces made from plastic microwave slump molds.
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