Rubber Bands Used as Ceramic Molds

The Beatles famously admitted they “get by with a little help from their friends.” Similar to this, potters get by with a little help from rubber bands!

Picture a pottery class. You may envision a group of people spinning a wheel and shaping clay.

Ceramic molds

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Many potters may know that there are more ways you can craft clay by using rubber bands for certain projects.

Molds, or ceramic molds in particular, have been used for centuries to make perfect reproductions of three-dimensional objects. Rubber Bands are used as a hands-free way to hold split plaster molds together during pouring and/or storage. This helps potters create consistently-shaped objects and in mass production when needed.

Ceramic molds


Alliance Rubber Company is a family-owned business with humble beginnings that has grown into a thriving American success story. Since 1923, Alliance Rubber has proudly produced rubber bands for use in the home and workplace. Continuing to manufacture its products in the USA, enables Alliance to provide high-quality products, fast service, and fresh stock that is built to last. Alliance Rubber, a women-owned company, manufactures bands that ‘Hold Your World Together.’

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