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Wind n Wing

Member Since 21 Apr 2011
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In Topic: making stoneware clay bottles for beer

05 November 2014 - 01:46 AM

I have many years of slip casting under my belt and will tell you that it isnt a hard thing to do as long as the viscosity is right for your clay body. The trickiest part is the timing for the preferred thickness of your bottles body and making sure the insides are completely covered with food safe glaze.  Any air bubbles or pinholes in the glaze body will not turn out well for storing the beer.

Something you might find handy before you finish desigining your mold would be to look at a site {like Bing.com} and check out images for ceramic beer bottles and mold manufacturers.  Could be inspiring and maybe save you some work.  I'm not into slip casting much these days prefer slab work. Hope this gives you another avenue to explore