Slip casting

July 20th, 2007 by Colonel Tiki

Hey folks! No time today for much text, so here are more photos of the slip casting process:

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Georgie’s Slip, ready to become Tiki mugs

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Pouring the slip into the bucket

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The interior of the plaster mold

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Moving slip from bucket to pitcher for pouring

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Pouring slip

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Slow going pour

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Drying slip

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Starting to pour out the non-dried slip

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Slip dripping upside down

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Right side up, sprue has been scored to aid in drying

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Starting to pull of top after slip drying process

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Top is off!

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Drying after top removed

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Removing from mold the wrong way (turn mold upside down and have gravity help you)

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Out of the mold

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Craig cleaning

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Heather cleaning

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More Heather cleaning

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Hello, gorgeous!

Mugs Drying
Drying on the rack

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Drying on the rack 2

See you in the funny papers!

9 Responses to “Slip casting”

  1. Arend says:

    Will they be glazed and fired?

  2. Craig says:

    Indeed! Bisque fired, glazed, then fired to cone 6!

  3. caoilin says:

    What are you using to clean up? Or are you all just working with a cocktail in one hand and a brush in the other? 😉

  4. Craig says:

    Sponge, ramekin filled with clay-ish water, wood and plastic clay tools, brush, xacto knife.

    The turntable is one of our lazy suzans upside-down with a plate on top. Ghetto ceramics!

    we obviously need a georgies run.

  5. Craig says:

    And yes, that’s a “Von Tiki,” from “Grog log” in Heather’s hand. Do drink and pott.

  6. caoilin says:

    Love it. Now I wish I’d left my kiln another few months. I would have loved to see it in action! Where will you be firing these?

  7. Craig says:

    Of course, if you left your kiln, I’ll be we wouldn’t have had a ceramic problem – you know murphy’s law and all that. I like how we turned Murphy upside down.

    We’re bisque firing at Joe’s house and then our ceramicist will do the glaze/fire next week.

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