Tagged: Figure

A physical description of Paolozzi’s ‘Cyclops’

Paolozzi’s Cyclops (1957) is easily recognisable as a figure, albeit with no arms and with an oversized head. Made of highly textured cast bronze, there are fragments of objects – embedded? – into the...

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: 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...