Creative Ceramics Moulds for Fusing, Slumping & Casting
Drop-out moulds are made for deeper vessels, art objects etc. Thanks to the lack of contact of the glass with the mould, the final piece has a shiny, texture free outside, reminiscent of blown glass.
By monitoring the drop out process any type of dinnerware can be made, e.g. soup and salad bowls, dessert plates etc. Depending on the original glass thickness, the depth and the width of the drop-out, many different final shapes are possible. By cutting off the lip – straight or in jagged line - you can create sophisticated glass objects with great character.
Drop outs are a bit more tricky than other slumpings. Visual control during the process is necessary. The most even drop outs are achieved at low temperatures over a long time in a side fired kiln, e.g. Paragon Modell GL 24.
Recommended Firing Chart
Please Read: This firing recommendation has been calculated for use with Bullseye Glass of average viscosity with an even thickness of 4 - 6 mm. The chart shown below is also based on the assumption that you are using a top fired kiln, e.g. Paragon GL22, GL24, BVD Flat bed kilns etc. If you are using a side firing kiln you must allow more time in the first ramp.
Please note that all our moulds are hand-made and therefore the dimensions may vary from those shown.