Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Here is my little baby mold using the down and dirty method shown by John Britt on YouTube. I cast the first half last week and here is the result. Today I turned it all over and made the second cast. I hope my little baby does not float up into the plaster. This method is fast and so much easier than using boards. I think there is some waste as you have to throw away the clay base you had used in step one, but for the sake of convenience it's worth it.

I'll let you know the results next week.

While I was casting the mold, Pam, one of the instructors at Phoenix Center for the Arts, came in and just freehanded some clay around the original baby and pulled it off. I poured some plaster into it and here is the result. I love it. Even though it broke because the clay shrunk as it was drying, I think it looks so wonderful.

Don't be surprised if you see some babies plastered to my walls soon.

Next week I will try to make some sprig molds.

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