At The Ceramic Shop we just love molds! We carry a large variety of molds for both small and large forms, as well as for texture and design.
Our hump molds are convex plaster forms that provide a template for slab work. An evenly rolled-out slab of wet clay can be laid over top of the hump and pressed against it. Because plaster is highly absorbent, water will be removed from the clay, and the slab will be easily released. These molds are great for creating functional wares as well as sculptural works. Through using molds, one can consistently create forms of the same dimensions, including very large forms that might be difficult to accomplish on a pottery wheel.
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.
Our molds are suitable for both beginning and advanced students, as well as professional potters. Please visit each section to learn more about the specific uses of the different types of molds we carry.