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Contents Introduction 00 An Overview of Mold Making and Slip Casting 00 Designing and Making Prototypes 00 Designing, Making, and Using Molds 00 Tools and Materials 00 Mold-Making Materials and Supplies 00 Mold-Making Tools and Equipment 00 Slip-Casting Materials and Supplies 00 Slip-Casting Tools and Equipment 00 Safety in the Studio 00 Plaster 00 Types of Plaster 00 What Does Plaster Do? 00 Calculating Plaster Amounts 00 Mixing and Pouring Plaster 00 Applying Mold Soap and Other Separators 00 Storing Plaster 00 One-Piece Molds 00 Making a Clay Prototype by Hand 00 Using One Template to Make a Clay Prototype 00 Using Two Templates to Make a Clay Prototype 00 Using Three Templates to Design Footed Forms 00 Making Cups and Saucers 00 Using a Wheel-Thrown Ring to Make a Plaster Prototype 00 Carving a Plaster Prototype for a One-Piece Mold 00 Multiple-Piece Molds 00 Making Two-Piece Molds 00 Making Two-Piece Molds for Handles 00 Making Two-Piece Molds for Spouts 00 Making Two-Piece Molds for Pitchers 00 Making Two-Piece Molds for Tiles 00 Making Two-Piece Molds for Lidded Forms 00 Making Molds for Hollow-Cast Feet 00 Making Two-Piece Molds of Fruits and Vegetables 00 Making Two-Piece, No-Model Molds 00 Making Complex Molds 00 Master Molds 00 The Advantages of Master Molds 00 Making a Plaster Master Mold 00 Making a Rubber Master Mold 00 Slip Formulation 00 Deflocculation: The Key to Slip 00 Types of Slip-Casting Clay Bodies 00 Slip-Mixing Equipment 00 Mixing Slip 00 Specific Gravity and Viscosity 00 Casting 00 Preparing the Slip 00 Preparing the Molds 00 Casting 00 Removing Castings from Molds 00 Handling Wet Castings 00 Assembling Cast Parts 00 Drying the Finished Castings 00 Preparing the Dried Castings for Firing 00 Firing the Castings 00 Troubleshooting 00 Repairing a Broken Mold 00 Repairing a Chipped Mold 00 Remedying the "Plaster Disaster" 00 Troubleshooting Guide 00 Artists Who Slip Cast: Essays on Form and Process 00 Richard Notkin 00 Tom Spleth 00 Donna Polseno 00 Richard Hensley 00 Anne Krause 00 About the Author 00 Appendixes 00 Glossary 00 Contributing Artists 00 Acknowledgments 00 Index 00
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