Our Story

Hey there,

We’re Ben and Clay. We’ve been best buddies and avid tinkerers since high school. We started out making Rube Goldberg machines in our basements and have gone on to careers in product and service design here in Baltimore, Maryland. Beyond our shared love of tinkering, we’re united by a passion for home cooking and baking (read: eating). Clay studied engineering at Johns Hopkins and has a handle on computer aided design, 3D printing, and polymer molding. Ben is a former management consultant who is just as nuts about product development and design as Clay. Our technical skillset, love for Baltimore kitsch, and food fanaticism mean these Maryland-centric silicone molds fall right within our (Mr. Trash) wheelhouse.

Check out our products and share your Son of a Hon creations with us! Whether it’s cocktails, candies, butter, soap – you name it – we always love seeing the awesome creativity of our fellow Marylanders. And if you need a custom silicone mold for your restaurant, brand, coat of arms – whatever! – shoot us a message, and we’ll make it happen.

Happy molding,

Ben and Clay


Ben & Clay visiting an injection molding factory in Malaysia

March 2020