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    lwriver
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    I am new to fusing and am wondering if I have to purchase molds to use for slumping, molding? I read that pottery, rocks, stainless steel bowls can all be used. Are there specific objects that can be used for molding without purchasing a specific mold?

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    All forms of ceramics can work – unglazed is best.  If glazed, sandblast to roughen the surface and kilnwash.  Deeper shapes may require drilling air-escape holes.

    Stainless steel (also kilnwashed) is good for draping over – not into unless very shallow.

    Avoid rocks which can have water trapped inside which, when heated, will expand and cause the rocks to explode.



    Paul
    FusedGlass.Org
    Helios Kiln Glass Studio
    PaulTarlow.com

     

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