Hump molds are convex forms over which a slab of clay can be draped. The hump molds carried here at The Ceramic Shop are convex plaster forms intended for this purpose, providing a template for slab work. Hump molds are very easy to work with and provide great results -- just press a slab of wet clay over the mold. Because the plaster absorbs water, this helps the slab to dry out a bit and separate from the mold, leaving a convex shape that can be used as a base for many projects, from functional wares to abstract sculpture.
If you need some advice on the best molds to use for your project, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.