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.