In the casting department the
individual parts of M.I.Hummel figurine are made. The
liquid ceramic mass, called slip, is poured into the
moulds. The slip consists of kaolin, quartz, feldspat
The moulds absorbs the water of the slip and after some
time, a shell develops. The longer the slip stays in
the mould, the thicker the shell becomes. When the shell
has reached the correct thickness, the excess slip is
poured out, and can be reused.
Both halves of the mould are opened and the still wet,
soft ceramic piece is carefully removed.
An M.I.Hummel figurine
can consist of up to 40 different parts, which must
be accurately fitted together.