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Sunday, 12 August 2012

The first mould of the day

The form I wish to take a mould from

Cottling around the form

Inside view

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.

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