Glass Mold Clay
Description: If you've been wanting to make your own glass molds this is an excellent clay body to work with. It releases easily from the glass without leaving a white film behind on the glass. And, it doesn't need a mold separator.
Mixing: One order equals 5 lbs of dry material. Take about 1 cup of the dry material out of this batch and set it aside. Add a small amount of water to the rest of the material and work with your hands like bread dough. Keep this as thick as you can stand it and still work it with you hands. Have a squirt bottle of water near by. You'll want to "wedge" this to the point you're about to throw it on the potters' wheel. If you've added too much water to your batch you can use the cup of dry material you set aside earlier and sprinkle it onto the wet clay and keep wedging it in the stiffen it up. Any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org #702-845-1715
Application: You can throw this clay on the wheel, hand build with it, and you can press shapes into it. This mold material can be fired several times as a glass mold. Or, if you have a difficult form (that won't release) you can take a hammer and chisel and carefully break it away from your glass form. Remember, as your glass melts down into the form it sinks down from the top edge. You can make your mold slightly higher on the sides to give you an extra cavity for a bit more glass when you "charge the mold" (add glass) before putting it into the kiln. Store any unused clay wrapped tightly in a plastic bag.
Note: We recommend you start out with some smaller shapes that will let the glass pull out easily. Take notes.