Lithophanes

Lithophane making is a very old technique where porcelain is fired to transparency (around 1250 Centigrade)  having been poured into a very thin mould. Very small variations in the mould create a shadow pattern in the porcelain. It is quite a challenging technique to get right, but the use of 3D printing to create the moulds brings some exciting opportunities to modern day ceramicists practising slipcasting.

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We start with a photograph

Lithophanes, Lithophane, 3D printing, Porcelain, Mould Making, Moulds, Slipcasting

 © Ian Siragher 2019 

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