Mold Making for Glass


Nearly all glass makers (unless they are blowing glass) need molds which can go in the kiln, as part of the process of creating their work.

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What You Will Learn

This fused glass course aims to introduce all the mold-making techniques for casting glass, with detailed information on materials, recipes for mold mixes, methods, and applications. It helps the student to learn which methods are appropriate for different types of work and covers all the basics of how to make your mold. It also includes practical information on sourcing, storing, using, and recycling materials, and how to develop your own recipes and methods for particular projects.

Class 01:

  • Ceramic
  • Hand built
  • Slip cast
  • Air dry

Class 02:

  • Commercial Bisque
  • Stainless Steel
  • Sheet
  • Forms

Class 03:

  • Commercially Available
  • DIY Stainless Tile Molds
  • Fiber Paper and other Refractory Materials
  • Fiber Blanket and Rigidizer
  • Fiber Paper in various thicknesses

Class 04:

  • Fire Brick
  • Safety
  • Casting Molds with Silica Flour and Plaster
  • Creating forms

Class 05:

  • Mixing the materials
  • Reinforcing for strength
  • Fired Examples

Class 06:

  • Dams
  • What they are and how they are used
  • Stainless Steel

Class 07:

  • Ceramic
  • Fiber Board/Paper
  • DIY Molds for Plaster Inclusions
  • Latex

Class 08:

  • Silicone
  • commercially available
  • DIY from hardware store materials

Class 09:

  • Non-traditional molds
  • Flower pots
  • Ceramic Dishes
  • Stainless Dishes and Utensils


  • How to do Slip Casting from Ceramic Molds
  • DIY Silicone Molds from the Hardwear Store
  • DIY HEPA Filter Dust Collector

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Mold Making for Glass Art

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Glass artists, anyone who loves glass or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn various mold-making techniques for casting glass.



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