Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
I got a chance to try one last winter at MIY Ceramics and Glass in Hollywood, Florida, and knew I wanted one of my own.
This is set up to make a platter or shallow bowl with a mouth 12" long by 8" wide. The depth is 1 3/8". The mold sections slide in pairs allowing you to set any size from 4" x 4" up to 14" x 14".
Brackets with thumbscrews allow you to rigidly set you desired size.
Below is my first platter from last winter.
Rectangular, hexagonal, and octogon versions are available from bambootools.com in British Columbia as well as theceramicshop.com in Pennsylvania. I got mine from the Ceramic Shop, because they were closer and slightly less expensive. I got prompt service, and received my mold within 4 days of ordering.
Because of their versatility and ease of use, I highly recommend these molds.
As a post script, let me add that you can use the drop technique to quickly get your platter to fully conform to the shape of your mold.