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Casting a clay figure

Casting a clay figure

Getting a clay sculpture cast into another material can be a tricky and expensive business. This series of blog posts is to share my experience of getting a life modelled figure from clay, to re-usable mould,...

Casting a clay figure: casting in wax

Painting wax on each part of the mould first to build up layers; then putting the mould together and pouring a few ‘joining’ layers to combine the two parts.

Casting a clay figure: reusable rubber moulds

As getting a mould made professionally was proving too costly for me, I took a gamble and signed up for the ‘reusable rubber mould making’ course at the Art Academy. Doing it myself might not have the...

Casting a clay figure: Casting options and research

Casting a clay figure: Casting options and research

Foundries I have contacted Castle Fine Arts, Wales Bronze Age, London Art Bronze, London Butterfly Bronze, Essex AB Fine Art Foundry Background info on the mould making / casting process Basic guide to processes...

Casting a clay figure: figure & texture

The texture of the figure is deliberately left open and rough; I like the contrast between this and the calm nature of Fred’s pose and expression. Casting a clay figure series Drawings, measurements & armature...

Mr Thwaite’s Doll – pt II

“The old man took a tin from his pocket and opened it to show to his friends. I had been reading an exhibition catalogue studiously trying to not to appear interested in their conversation...

Gallery descriptions of Paolozzi’s ‘Cyclops’

The sign by the sculpture at the Tate currently reads: In classical mythology, a Cyclops was and extremely strong giant with a single eye in the centre of his forehead However, the description of...