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.
Like humps molds, our slump molds are plaster templates that are useful for creating reproducible forms. Slump molds are concave forms that work just like other molds in that clay is draped over the surface of the mold. With slump molds, the inside surface of a pot is exposed, while the outer face is in contact with the mold. This is opposite to that of hump molds, in which the mold is in contact with the interior side of the pot. This is ideal for some clay artists because it allows one to add elements such as a foot or a base to the piece while it is on the mold.
Shop here for slump molds, which are concave forms that you can drape slabs of clay into. When you work with slump molds, the interior of your form is exposed, while the outer face is in contact with the mold. That means if you like to make forms such as platters with a decorated surface, this may be the mold type for you! We carry a wide variety of different shapes of slump molds that we produce here at The Ceramic Shop. Made of highly durable HydroStone -- the same materials that our Hydrobats are made of -- these molds make a great addition to any studio or classroom.
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.