Using a damp box

Using a damp box is a great way to keep your work damp during the process of building. A damp box can keep work wet for months, so within our time constraints of a semester, don’t try and let your work dry in the box!

Damp boxes are made by pouring wet plaster into the bottom of a plastic bin. When the plaster sets, it can hold water like a sponge. The moisture contained within the plaster will keep the atmosphere around the work damp and therefore make it so that it doesn’t dry out.

Damp boxes are great for keeping parts wet while you’re constructing work, so if you have lots of small parts (like for a teapot or something), a damp box will keep it all wet.

Here’s a short video with more information.