In the Studio–Prepping Molds

Prepping Molds

Prepping Molds for Glass Platters and Plates

I decided to post what’s happening in my art studio in addition to posting photo tips.   Many people are interested in what I am doing, even when I bounce from one art medium to another.  I decided to let you see my process:

Today, I am prepping ceramic molds used for shaping glass.   I coated these molds in a refractory (50% aluminum hydrate and 50% EPK + food coloring) to keep the glass from sticking to the molds.  I must pre-fire the molds to about 400 degrees to get all the water out so that water molecules won’t bubble the glass.  Tomorrow they will be ready to receive the fused glass.