22874Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Looking for kashigata
- Sep 7, 2007DON'T use Sculpey or other polymer clays--they aren't food safe.
From: Ellen Badgley <flyingrat42@...>
Sent: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 6:45 am
Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Looking for kashigata
That would definitely work, and if you were to use Sculpey or
something similar, it would be very easy to fire them at home. I have
some of the ceramic molds that Lady Solveig is talking about.
However, most traditional kashigata are actually carved out of wood
(and may come in two or more parts, as that makes it a LOT easier to
get the molded shapes out once you are done with them). There are
some examples at http://www.shogunsgallery.com/Kashigata.htm. Antique
or new wood kashigata tend to be expensive, unlike the mass-produced
ceramic ones, but you can occasionally find them on eBay.
Regardless of what you use, it's very important to put starch or some
kind of oil in the mold so that the shapes release properly. (Modern
plastic or silicone candy molds work best in this sense.) It is a
very fiddly "science" and one that is hard to master (something I have
not yet done) but they do look awesome if you get it right.
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