Plaster press molds are extremely handy tools when creating custom ceramic tile – especially for large projects or production. To make these press molds, you need to first come up with a prototype to use to make your mold. In today’s video, an excerpt from Handmade Tiles, Frank Giorgini demonstrates how to make a ceramic tile model with relief patterning to use as a prototype for a plaster press mold. If you are thinking of taking on a tile project, watch and learn from Frank’s many years of experience. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor. 

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This clip was excerpted from the full-length DVD
Handmade Tiles with Frank Giorgini.

To learn about pouring a plaster mold, see Making a One-Piece Plaster Mold in the Ceramic Arts Daily Video Archives!

For more information on making plaster press molds with relief decoration, see Making Multiples: Cavity Molds for Handmade Ceramic Tiles in the Ceramic Arts Daily Archives!



For more tile and mosaic projects be sure to download your free copy of How to Design, Make and Install Ceramic Tile Murals and Mosaics: Design Tips and How-To Instructions for Handmade Ceramic Tile Projects.

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