Saturday, September 1, 2012

05 Molding Design Nº 2




This is a list of the mold making reference books that I have in my studio library, and that are currently available, either from a Public Library, or through an online used-book monger. I have included a link to WorldCat for each book, which is useful for finding a copy of the book in a Public Library; as well as the ISBNs of the books for finding a copy from an online used-book monger. I use http://used.addall.com/ when I search for used-books online.

This is my all-time very favorite plaster mold making book. If you want to have the best information available for making plaster molds and models, then find a copy of this book. It is currently out-of-print, but is still available through Public Libraries and used-book mongers.



Plaster Mold and Model Making.
Charles Chaney, Stanley Skee.
NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973.

ISBN:
0442215118
0671764675
0442215150
0671608967
9780671608965

Publishers:
Van Nostrand Reinhold
Simon and Schuster
Prentice Hall Press

Dates published or reprinted:
1973
1978
1986

Worldcat:
Plaster Mold and Model Making




This next book should be in every sculptor's studio library. It has been reprinted by Dover, and is available in libraries and online. There is a whole chapter about plaster; as well as hard-to-find information about hot-pour moulage, which I have previously posted about here.



The Materials and Methods of Sculpture.
Jack C. Rich.
NY: Dover Publications, 1988.

ISBN:
0486257428
9780486257426

Publishers:
Oxford University Press
Dover Publications

Dates published or reprinted:
1947
1988

Worldcat:
The Materials and Methods of Sculpture




I have this book in my studio because I found it at a local used-book store for cheap. It has some useful information about making plaster molds, as well as for slip casting into plaster molds.



Mold Making For Ceramics.
Donald E. Frith.
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, 1985.

ISBN:
0873416929
9780873416924
0713651482
9780713651485

Publishers:
Krause Publications
A&C Black

Dates published or reprinted:
1985
1992

WorldCat:
Mold Making For Ceramics




Here is another book that some useful information about plaster and hot-pour moulage.



The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook.
Thurston James.
White Hall, VA: Betterway Books, 1989.

ISBN:
1558701338
9781558701335
1558701281
9781558701281

Publishers:
Betterway Books

Dates published or reprinted:
1989
1990

WorldCat:
The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook




Finally, I would like to mention this book because it has such good information about making silicone rubber waste molds for casting carving wax, as well as information about making silicone rubber molds for casting polyurethane resin. Plus, there is a section in this book about converting a paint pot into a pressure pot for casting resin; as well as information about wax pens for working on carving wax.



Pop Sculpture: How to Create Action Figures and Collectible Statues.
Tim Bruckner, Ruben Procopio, Zach Oat.
NY: Watson-Guptill; 2010.

ISBN:
0823095223
978-0823095223

Publishers:
Watson-Guptill

Dates published or reprinted:
1989

WorldCat:
Pop Sculpture

Tomorrow I will be cover mold making materials in more detail.




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