Make Your Own Mold
Using Kaiser Lee Boards
It is really simple to make your own mold, especially if you are using Kaiser Lee Boards. KLBs have been called the “perfect kiln furniture”. They can be cut and shaped into just about any design you can imagine. It is a remarkable and outstanding mold making product.
These are boards that can be cut, carved, or shaped. Since there is no mixing, you can actually create a mold in about 15 minutes. There is no pre-firing or secondary material required to making fusing mold. It can be used over and over again. They do suggest that you use primo primer or shelf paper for a smoother finish on your glass. When purchased, it comes with all the supplies needed to cut, mold and shape your design.
With this medium, you can create your own mold for any process you are doing in the kiln. Be it slumping, casting, draping, or dropping, this is the product for you. They are dry light-weight boards that can easily be cut or sculptured. You can design molds that will fit into your kiln.
There is nothing to mix and blend. This specialized fiberboard comes in a variety of prices and sizes. 6 x 6 x 18 x 8 x 1
If you purchase a kit, it comes with 2 putty knives, a small saw, sanding block, emery board, scrubby pat, pencil and written instructions. All these goodies are in one box. And it is so versatile.Draw a design on the board with the pencil, and cut it out.Use the putty knives to carve out a design. It can be cut into strips and used as a weaving mold. Cut it into strips and slump over for a card holder.Strips can also be used as a ramp or supports for a pot melt.Cut a circle or square out of the middle and use it to make a draped piece.
The sanding block and emery board are super for smoothing out the edges of your project. Be sure to read the directions for further instructions and projects.
Kaiser Lee Boards is the easiest way to make your own mold for glass fusing. For more information and location of product, please visit
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