yesterday . . . today

by bookindian

yesterday or maybe the day before I posted some pics showing molds for slip-casting . . . and the gallon containers for the liquid clay . . .

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here’s what you get after pouring the slip into the molds etc etc etc . . .

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After pouring out the excess slip and allowing the clay to set-up (3 to 4 hours) . . . straps or rubber bands holding the molds together are removed, and the molds are opened, the still damp cup, vase . . . watev . . . is taken out and allowed to become “leather” hard, that is, not completely dry, but solid enough to allow for trimming seam flashing.

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Once the vessel is dry it can be sanded glazed and fired.
This is just a fast description of the process . . .

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Production slip-casting and press-molding with clay slabs is an alternative to wheel-thrown pottery/ceramics . . . any of the aforementioned methods for producing ceramic vessels are time consuming, and require several years of research, apprenticeship and/or trial and error . . . and at best, all three . . . there are things you will never learn at art school . . .

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