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Tikiguy

Member Since 12 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 05 2013 01:54 PM
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In Topic: Repairing Cracked Bisque

01 July 2013 - 05:07 PM


I was afraid to lose the cup, but it sounds like a lot more work than just slip casting another one.
I am going to use it for glaze testing as suggested, I did that with other broken pieces. This one was just so slight I thought I'd ask if it was worth saving.
Thank you


How many of these mugs did you cast the first time? None of the others had any sign of a crack? Just curios.


I made about 14 mugs. All but the one came out of bisquing just fine.

In Topic: Repairing Cracked Bisque

01 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

I was afraid to lose the cup, but it sounds like a lot more work than just slip casting another one.
I am going to use it for glaze testing as suggested, I did that with other broken pieces. This one was just so slight I thought I'd ask if it was worth saving.
Thank you

In Topic: drawer / cabinet pulls

30 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

Attached File  IMG_0752.JPG   220.72KB   28 downloadsThis is the original sculpture for the pulls. I just finished prepping it for making a mold. when finished it'll have a short bamboo tube that carries it to the cabinet door. Sorry... I shot the photo with my Ipod, a little fuzzy.
Thank you all for your help.

In Topic: drawer / cabinet pulls

30 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

All of these ideas are such a HUGE help..... Thank you all.
If these are ^6, how much shrinkage should be expected?

In Topic: MELTING CLAY CASTING

15 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

Thank you both for your replies. After justanassembler's reply I went to work researching a bit deeper into that video. I turns out this man is a special effects artists who uses what's called "TexClay". It is an Earthen clay mixed with a special wax to help in casting from silicone and latex molds and doing build-ups. It is a special formula for effects guys, not pottery. It would just melt like animation clay if fired.
Thank you for your posts and help. I have been studying slip casting, and learning how to make the plaster molds, I am just more familiar with silicone form my past miniature work. I have fairly detailed sculptures for my mugs so I was looking for a way to make detailed molds.
So I guess my next step is to learn about "multi-piece" plaster mold making.
If anyone has some good references I'd appreciate a list of how-to's.
Wish me luck and Thank you.