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Re: [teacherartexchange] ceramic molds


Date: Wed May 25 2005 - 14:21:24 PDT

I ended up with a few myself. I kept some not for clay but I thought I might use them for paper molding. Did not do that this year also, so I can't tell you any more about it. I only kept a few very basic shape ones and some hands, feet and faces to use for puppets. I am mostly on a cart this year and those molds are just to heavy to lug up and down the stairs.
Ellen Silverman

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> I bought a couple of molds just to show the kids a whole part of the
> ceramic industry. I have a motorcycle and flying pig and a Halloween
> cat. The kids really like to try them--they're just around and can be
> extra credit. The designs are quite sophisticated--no undercuts etc.
> ,plans to hook together separate pieces. I always challenge someone to
> design one and we'll make our own mold. Not many try since I always
> have required assignments. My special ed kids always like them. Sid
> >>> 05/25/2005 3:51:38 AM >>>
> Does anyone have input on ceramic molds? I was just gifted with 20 or
> so molds that someone didn't want to throw away. I am a hand builder
> and have never used molds myself. Is it difficult to do with middle
> school students? What are the ins and outs of using them? I work at a
> small private school where I teach many things- not just art, so time is
> sometimes a concern. any input would be greatly appreciated!
> Joy in SC
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