From Clay, to Prototype, to Mold!

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Form made solid in clay. I made a waste mold and produced this plaster prototype which I was able to sand and buff and shine oh so nice!

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Next, embed prototype in clay to make the first part of the mold. Flashing to keep plaster in check!

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Part 2 of the mold. (Thank you Bri and Bryan for the helpful tips). The solid clay in the center will give me a place to pour slip nice and even. The portion of the prototype which is exposed will determine the thickness of the cast… hopefully it will be consistent with every pour!

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And… we have a mold! I begin casting tomorrow, whoohoo! I bought some oil clay to make the filament portion of the object, together they will be a complete stamen!

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