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dinnerware set

A traditional set of dinnerware is prepackaged with twenty pieces in a box. Such a set is known as a starter set, a unit comprising of four dinner plates, four salad plates, four cups and saucers, and four soup-cereal bowls.

Having one dinnerware set restricts the user from adding other pieces to make their set grow/to accommodate for another place setting as they often feel that they are required to adhere to one design or pattern. People find it tough to mix and match new tableware with a predetermined solid set but having a set that was made with the intention of allowing the user to mix and match gives them the freedom to explore and be creative with their place settings.

Designed with keeping sustainability in mind, the plates were made by reusing pre-existing plates purchased from thrift stores that were used to make the molds for the new designs. Different molds are then combined to make this new set.

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  1. fill plate up with clay

  2. place plate upside down between cottleboards and coat with release agent such as murphys oil soap

  3. mix and pour plaster

  4. remove plaster after it has cured

  5. remove clay from mold, coat with release agent and pour second half of mold after first half has completely dried

  6. remove plates after second mold has cured

  7. find centerpoint and mark where to cut molds

  8. cut molds in half using bandsaw

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slip casting-
  1. pour slip into molds- do not pour slip out

  2. score lines on both halves of plates to join

  3. use slip and clay to join plates

  4. use second half of mold to rest freshly cast plate to retain shape

  5. let the greenware air-dry

  6. once completely dry, bisque fire pieces

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Glaze option 1

  1. tape up half of bisqued piece

  2. spray the glaze onto untaped half

  3. remove tape and carefully spray the other half in a different color using a stencil or dip half into second color

  4. once dry, glaze fire pieces


Glaze option 2

  1. tape up center of bisqued piece using a thin line of artist’s tape

  2. spray the glaze onto rest of the plate

  3. carefully remove tape and clean up edges using water and a paint brush

  4. glaze fire pieces

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