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Small Drop Out Ring Mould 8033 (18cm outer dia.x7.7cm inner dia)

Price £15.28 Inc VAT (£12.73 ex VAT)

5 out of 5 stars (1 Customer Review)
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Product Information
Small Drop Out Ring Mould.

Create many different types of vessel from one mould!  Drop out moulds allow you to control the depth of your bowls and vases.

Inner Dimensions: Diameter: 17.7 cm, Height: 0.45 cm 
Outer Dimensions: Diameter: 18 cm, Height: 1 cm 
Opening Dimensions: Diameter: 7.7 cm

Great for using with a 17cm or 13.5cm pre cut circle.

Please note that all our moulds are hand-made and therefore the dimensions may vary slightly from those shown. Mould manufacturers allow a tolerance of up to 2cm. We strongly recommend cutting the glass to the size measured from the actual mould rather than relying solely on the dimensions shown.

Will this mould fit in my glass kiln?


Examples of work using drop out rings, from one of our Amanda Simmons Masterclass courses:
Also available in larger sizes, and in a square format.

Firing Schedule:

Please Read: This firing recommendation has been calculated using Bullseye Glass with a thickness of 6 mm in a Paragon GL24 kiln, and is courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co. This schedule is for making a shallow plate where the mould is placed directly on the kiln shelf rather than elevated.

Segment Rate (C/hr) Temp. Hold
1 167C 677C 1:30*
2 999 482C 1:00
3 56C 371C :00

*A visual check of the kiln should be made during this point. As soon as the drop out has lowered to the desired point, crash cool the kiln to approximately 600°C and continue the schedule as per segment 2 above.


  • Small kilns may require the process temperature reducing. In the Hobbyfuser and HotStart Pro, reduce the top temperature from 677C to 654C. In the Firebox 14, reduce the top temperature from 677C to 634C. All kilns vary, as does glass viscosity. Testing is necessary.
  • Side firing kilns may require more time in the first ramp than top firing kilns.
  • Bubbles in slumping are caused by firing too high or holding too long at process temperature.
  • Cracked moulds or cracked glass is caused by firing too fast in the first ramp or cooling too fast.
  • Devitrification on the outside of a slumped piece is caused by firing too high or holding too long at process temperature.
  • The blank should cover the outside edge of the mould but not hang over the edge
  • For drops under 10cm the optimum thickness of the blank is 6mm to 9mm
  • For drops over 10cm the optimum thickness of the blank is 9mm to 12mm 
  • Fire the blank on a basic full fuse and anneal correctly for the thickness of the glass
  • Use Bullseye shelf primer on the dropout mould and also 1mm fibre, cut 3mm back from the mould edge
  • The optimum top temperature is 650C to 700C depending on your kiln, glass thickness and how much you want to drop
  • In plugin kilns remove the shelf for longer drops but remember to protect the base of the kiln with fibre paper

All our moulds are designed for multiple use and with care should last for many firings.


Product Reviews
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars Monday 26 September, 2016 By Lynn Massey-Davis
Absolutely amazing results. I have used this to create small depth bowls (about 4cm) or by turning my kiln props larger drops (8 cm) and the patterns which can be achieved with adding frit to plain glass are great. The mould too is robust and takes kiln wash so easily, a real quality product and highly recommended, hours of fun!

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