Elephant Ash Tray 2006 

GSRW miniature - Elephant ash tray 2006 created by Mike Robinson

Original - Red Wing Union Stoneware Co. Elephant ash receiver 19??.

Made by Slip-Casting  A thin suspension of clay called slip, about the consistency of cream, is poured into a plaster mold. Moisture is drawn out of the slip, resulting in a layer of clay solidifying on the mold walls. When sufficient thickness has accumulated, the excess slip is poured out, leaving a hollow shell of clay, which shrinks away from the plaster as it continues to dry. The mold is then opened and the piece is removed.

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