Slip Casting

Once the molds were dry (I left them in the drying cabinet overnight) I was able to start making my forms.

Things to remember:

  • I should make a couple more molds in a few weeks so as to not overwork the ones I have, the more I use them the more water is introduced into the plaster. Rapid drying of the plaster can eventually damage the mold so it would be good to have back up molds just in case.
  • When using these molds I should never leave them in the drying cabinet for more than ten minutes at a time, as this can cause the plaster to crack.
  • The slip machine needs to be turned on for at least half an hour to an hour before use, I should factor this into my making schedule.

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