|The form I wish to take a mould from|
|Cottling around the form|
|Resulting mould with cottling removed|
|Better looking mould|
|Our Mabel guarding the mould|
As the weather has been kind over the last few days, I took the opportunity to make a couple of moulds in the garden. It's such a messy business, it was great to take advantage and do them outside away from the clay in my studio (clay and plaster do not mix!). The stages are shown above. I was a little rusty as I haven't made a mould for a couple of years. A few teething errors in gauging how much plaster to use then realising the resulting mould was too big (and heavy) but I'll remember next time. This (hopefully) will be a drop out mould so the cast piece should slip out.