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latelier des garcons jm fondimare

 
After experimenting at the potter’s wheel, Jean-Marc Fondimare finally decided to work with slipcasting. He prepares liquid porcelain or slip and pours it into a plaster mould he makes himself. The capillary action of the plaster removes a high proportion of the water from the slip. A layer of clay is then built up on the inner surface of the mould which remains when the surplus slip is emptied. After drying, the porcelain is taken out of the mould and then, when it is completely dry, it is fired in a kiln up to 1280°c. All the pieces are fired twice. After the initial bisque firing, the decoration can be drawn on the ceramic piece. Jean-Marc likes to add glaze inside the objects he creates so they can be used in daily life.

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