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Ceramic Statue Information

Steps for Ceramic Products  

 

  • Pour slip into mold
  • Wait 20-30 minutes for the water to be absorbed by the plaster mold until a ¼ inch clay shell is formed
  • Empty out the excess liquid ceramic slip
  • Allow mold to drain for 20-30 minutes
  • Allow to sit in the mold to dry for 3-4 hours
  • Unstrap and lift off half of the mold
  • Gently remove clay body from mold
  • Allow to dry for 24 hours
  • Clean the greenware by sanding off seam lines and any imperfections
  • Wipe down greenware thoroughly with damp sponge
  • Bake in ceramic kiln for 1900+ degrees for 6 to 8 hours
  • Allow kiln to cool for 24 hours
  • Apply 3 coats of colored glaze allowing drying time between each coat (approximately 1 hour between coats)
  • Refire at 1800+ degrees in the ceramic kiln
  • Allow kiln to cool for 24 hours
  • Can only use mold three times and then have to let the mold dry for 3 to 4 days before using again

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