Design and Make Your Own Ceramic Cups

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Introduction: Design and Make Your Own Ceramic Cups

Welcome on my Instructable!

This time I'm going to show you how to design and fabricate a ceramic cup in large quantities.

Little bit on this project:

I wanted to capture the whole process of designing the cup from start to finish, from plasticine to a ready item or product if you wish. So you will see many techniques of which individual tutorials could have been made and in fact many of such already exist from which I got my knowledge. You will see references to those tutorials throughout my Instructable.

In this tutorial I am designing a cup, but the process can be applied to anything out of ceramic. Imagine making your own tiles for your bathroom, making your own plates, bowls, vases, figurines and so on...

This project I made together with my brother. He is the one responsible for all the great pictures and videos. If not for his help this project wouldn't be possible.

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    18 Discussions

    Great instructions with good pictures that show the process! Thanks for documenting and sharing this, it has been hard for me to find such a detailed explanation for ceramic moldmaking (it’s usually just 2 piece molds).

    The PDF is great to have the instructions handy, i am looking forward to making my next mold!

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    Helder  Cabral
    Helder Cabral

    1 year ago

    To everyone who's having trouble viewing it. I just downloaded the pdf and It got everything and very detailed also. Thanks for the tut guys!

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    NeilW17
    NeilW17

    5 years ago

    This sounds like a great Instructable. Unfortunately, other than the introduction, the rest of the tutorial seems to be missing. Can anyone share how to see it?

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    olliebaum
    olliebaum

    Reply 5 years ago

    I second this! I would really love to be able to see this instructable. I'm planning to make my own mugs. Any idea why it's not showing in full?

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    NeilW17
    NeilW17

    Reply 4 years ago

    No idea. I sent a message to the author of this Instructuable, but haven't heard back yet.

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    MichałS1
    MichałS1

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Bravo,
    Awsome job and amazing idea.
    Interesting shape (anyway, it's scales, right ?). I hope drinks will be tastier in this cup :D
    Very well documented and useful guide.
    Maybe I'll try it in near future !
    Bravo !

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    BOB-IRAQ
    BOB-IRAQ

    5 years ago

    waw I'm gona do that

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    Mielameri
    Mielameri

    5 years ago

    Wow, not only are these cups beautiful, but so too are the photos showing them! Very well documented, very detailed...you and your brother deserve major props!

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    NathanSellers
    NathanSellers

    5 years ago

    great detail and picture documentation. thank you.

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    xxlauraxx
    xxlauraxx

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Gorgeous, and very well documented. The Step 2 animated GIF is a nice touch.

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    Raitis
    Raitis

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Immensely useful, this is definitely my go to guide if I decide to give ceramics a try! Thanks for sharing!

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    seamster
    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Wow. This is one of the most thorough tutorials on a casting process I've seen in a long time.

    Very impressive, and so much useful info! Major kudos. Thank you for sharing this!