July 16, 2013 – How Molds are Made
Future Forms Molds & Supplies officially opened in 2000 premiering their line of 35 molds at the Glass and Bead Expo in Las Vegas. In September 2009, Jini Prusinski took over Future Forms Molds from her parents and reshaped the company into Firelite Forms and Display Stands Inc. The company now manufactures over 500 different kinds of casting and slumping molds for the glass industry and also has a variety of display stands for your art work.
It is a family business. Gary, (Jini’s husband) pours all the molds. After the drying process, the couple works together to clean and inspect each piece. Jini and Gary work side by side to make sure that Firelite’s quality of molds stay above standard. You have probably seen their work at Glass Crafters, D&L Art Glass House, Delphi Art Glass, Ed Hoy International, and many other places that you find glass fusing supplies. You may even own a mold the couple has made and not even know it!
At our next meeting Jini and Gary will show you different stages of what is involved in creating a mold. They will be demonstrating the process of mold making — from liquid slip to a finished piece of bisque. See how these molds are made, and understand your tools a little more. Bring your questions! You might want to know what inspires them, what molds cost to produce, or how to properly care for the molds you have!
You may visit Fire Lite Form’s website at www.fireliteforms.com