Ceramic molds are available for purchase on websites such as BigCeramicStore.com, eBay.com and DebMark.com. Ceramic molds are also available for purchase directly from mold manufacturers such as Cindy's Molds, Clay Magic, Gem Molds and Hershey Molds. Molds purchased from manufacturers typically ship within two to three weeks.
Ceramic molds have been used in pottery making for thousands of years to create perfect reproductions of 3-D objects. Ceramic molds are commonly made of plaster because plaster absorbs the water from the clay as it dries. This prevents the clay from sticking to the mold and reduces warping. Ceramic molds are available in a variety of shapes and designs including birds, the alphabet and lamp bases.