Post 735: Only Hugh

BEAUTIFUL HUGH LOT OF OVER 75 SLIP CASTING MOLDS – $975
Hugh lot of over 75 Beautiful Slip Casting Molds. Everything from molds for Porcelain bowls, hearts, animals, Christmas decorations, statutes, vases, holiday decorative ware, etc. etc… Too many to list. All Professional Commercial Grade Quality in excellent condition. All styles from single molds to double triple and some four sided molds. Here is you chance to explore your slip casting creative side without having to spend a lot of time and money collecting different molds. These molds were collected over the last 60 years and many are vary unique. You can use them for your own use, or to start a business, teach classes, or make artist displays. These molds are very exciting to work with and make absolutely beautiful works of art. Kiln. Ceramic.
Inventory Valued at over $10,000.
This is a Great Deal for this size and diversity of inventory, and will sell fast.
Enjoy creating vary unique Art Works.
Key words: Ceramics, kiln, kiln fired, porcelain, ceramic art, glaze, fired, clay, paint, Cress, Paragon, Dawson, accessories, cone, cones, kiln sitter, elements,

Thank you, Sparky, for your vary creative post about Beautiful Hugh. I’m so glad you find this very exciting to work with. But if I bought all that stuff, of which little can be seen in the photos except rows of white packing, I’d still need to arrange kiln time, get the ceramics, get the I Heart Ceramics bumper sticker, and all the stuff that goes with it.

At least you included a picture of Hugh, and he is beautiful. In a crusty, bad photo kind of way. Key Words: No, thank you, 60 years, get a dumpster.

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4 thoughts on “Post 735: Only Hugh

  1. Vary unique? Creative? I thought molds are used to repeatedly create the same items. After 60 years of kitsch, Sparky’s mind is slipping into a hugh morass of psychoceramic babble.

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  2. Hmm, so, why would a potter DX a mould?
    Typically, as it has developed a defect that requires more time to repair than the cost of new molding forms.

    Spark is being very specific in that these are “slip” moulds. Slip is a very specific ceramic term referring to a rather precise formulation of raw clay mixed with a percentage of dried clay (which, confusingly, is also called “slip”). This clay is typically more liquid than solid. Which is one of the reasons the moulds have to fit rather precisely.

    This is not the sort of craft work one gets up to in a shed in the backyard. You need raw clay by the truckload, significant quantities of water, heavy duty mixers, and, naturally, all kinds of rack storage for both empty and filled moulds.

    If I remember correctly, the process is that you wash and clean the mould, dip in a tank of release agent, then put on a conveyor. The cobveyor then brings the (dripping) mould to the slip loader, which dispenses a measured amount of slip into the mould. The filled mould moves down the line to wair while the slip sets. The slip warms, chemically, which expands it into the mould. It then cools from that contact and contracts away a smidgen. At that magic time, you unmould the clay, which is just barely set. The seams and defects are addressed and the piece then is allowed to air dry before being glazed before firing.

    And the remainer of the tonne or so of slip is cast into the moulds meant for that run of production.

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  3. So, Spark, you got any proof of purchase for these factory cast offs that render IP?

    Oh, wsit, it’s CL, laws don’t matter–I’m certain Wedgewood, Hummel, et al, wilk not mind if I knock off a few hundred of their licensed products using expired moulds (which likely still have trademarks in them).

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