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 . . .


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



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.


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



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 . . .