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Ceramic Mold and Copper? Answered

I'm in ceramics at my school and i was planning to make a lantern and wanted to make a handle for it. I was thinking of making a mold out of white talc and getting it fired. Then putting copper in the mold and firing it again. Is this idealistic, or better yet would it work?



Best Answer 8 years ago

Copper melts at almost 2000 F. Will your kiln get that hot?

yeah I saw that while looking up things about melting copper. And as for the kiln it should.

A problem with doing it that way is that you will never be able to get enough copper inside your mold to fill the void and you'll only get a partial case unless you add a surcharge of copper and allow it to overfill.