What is the Delft Clay Method of Casting?
The Delft Clay Method of Casting is a form of sand casting.
It makes it possible to make remarkably sharp castings of many objects in gold, silver and other metals.
After casting, the Delft clay can be re-used immediately.
Who uses the Delft Clay Method of Casting?
The Delft Clay Method of Casting has been developed for gold- and silversmiths and it is also put into practice in model making.
The making of the models:
As a model one can use an existing piece of jewellery or a model made of hard material, like plastic, hard wax, wood, metal, stone, etc.
Properties of the Delft Clay Method of Casting:
The used Delft clay is a mouldable clay in which one can easily press a model.
The cast objects are very detailed and hardly distinguishable from the original model.
After the casting, the clay 1 mm around the cast is burned and has to be removed. The rest of the clay can be re-used immediately.
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