MORE WAYS TO USE PLASTER

And since I don't have an editor, I am allowed to write the 4th in my series of 3 tips on plaster.

TIP #47 A FEW FINAL WAYS TO USE PLASTER

  1. In previous tips I talked about ways to use found objects for making plaster molds. But we also are now carrying the SlumpHump molds. These clever devices can be used one way for pouring a hump mold, or flipped over for pouring a slump mold. https://www.bigceramicstore.com/tools-supplies/tools-and-supplies/slump-hump-molds.html They are available in square, rectangle, oval, ellipse, etc. Perfect for platters and dishes.

  2. At a workshop Crista Assad, and San Francisco potter, shared her ingenious use of plaster in making a damp box. You buy a large plastic (Rubbermaid-type) container (at Target and Wal-Mart for under $10.) Pour a couple inches of plaster into the bottom of the container. After the plaster has cured for a couple weeks, soak it with water. Now you can put pieces in there, put the lid on, and they will stay damp. This is great for pieces that you plan to assemble later such as parts of a teapot or sculpture, for handles, and in-process work. Every now and then the plaster will start to dry out, then just re-wet it.

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