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Electroforming Kit

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***IMPORTANT NOTE*** I offer a substantial student discount on this electroforming kit. If you have ever taken a class with me anywhere, at any time, you can purchase this kit at the student price. Just convo me and I will post one just for you at the discounted price, which is $300 plus $15 shipping.


Remember "Bronzed baby shoes"? Well, they weren't actually bronzed. They were electroformed! Electroforming is the building up of a metal surface (usually copper) on a NON-METAL item (like baby shoes, leaves, glass, plastic, etc.). The buildup of metal is thick enough that if the underlying item were to be removed, the copper "skin" you've built up is substantial enough to hold its form and is quite sturdy.

Not too many folks bronze baby shoes these days, but it's a totally hot technique in the art world!

I travel the planet teaching glassblowing and electroforming, and students are always VERY excited when they discover how easy it is. And it really does give your work an artistic edge! Click on this listing's images to see some examples of electroformed work and some of the kit's components.

And yes, you can use this setup for nickel, silver or gold plating and electrolytic etching, too!

ALMOST everything you need to use this technique in your own studio. Included are:

Digital 3 amp constant current rectifier (automatically adjusts itself!)
One set of leads
1000ml polypropylene beaker (safer than glass)
Electroconductive paint (water based, not solvent based!)
Scotchbrite™ pad
Tubing "bumpers"
2 copper anodes
10-ish gauge copper wire for framework
20-ish gauge copper wire for suspension
Protective gloves (Powder-free Nitrile for working with chemicals)
Step-by-step ILLUSTRATED instruction booklet that's easy as pie!

NOT INCLUDED is the copper electroforming solution, which can be purchased through Rio Grande and many other suppliers. I cannot legally ship the solution, which requires special certification\/training through the government. Here's what you want to get from Rio Grande:

Item 335074: Midas® Bright Electroforming Copper Solution

This kit is extraordinarily well packed, and will be shipped insured via FedEx. We also provide excellent post-purchase customer support, should you need it.

$330 plus $15

Electroforming Kit


  • Materials: rectifier, polypropylene, beaker, paintbrush, copper wire, nitrile gloves
  • Only ships within United States.
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