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The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting
For potters, mold making is invaluable because it allows them to slip-cast identical multiples of their work—and this newly revised, now in color edition of Andrew Martin’s classic is the definitive guide to the craft. No other volume has shown the processes in such how-to detail. It’s overflowing with hundreds of photos, key techniques, projects, master artist profiles, and troubleshooting tips. A thorough introduction addresses materials and tools, and presents Martin’s simple, unique template method for making clay prototypes. Create easy one-piece molds to make tiles, bowls, and platters, or multi-piece molds for more complex forms. An extensive overview covers slip formulation, while offering highly desired slip recipes for low-, mid-, and high-fire clay bodies. This will be the standard reference in every ceramist’s library.
Andrew Martin is widely recognized for his work in slip casting and molds. After completing his undergraduate work in 1978 at the Kansas City Art Institute, Andrew received a Master of Fine Arts from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is the recipient of two NEA Fellowships. Spanning twenty-five years, Andrew's career includes teaching mold and slip casting workshops. Andrew currently lives in California.