Petal in Process

IMG_1844This is my petal form taking shape. As with my other prototypes, I sculpt a solid form using the SUR form tool to help shed and refine layers.

IMG_1850 It makes a big mess!

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IMG_1857 The silhouette was inspired by the tulip petals from my dissections!

IMG_1860 Pouring a thin layer of plaster with a little red iron oxide. A thicker layer of white plaster goes on next. After the waste mold is dry, I scoop out the clay, soap the inside and fill the negative space with new plaster.

IMG_1949 Using a chisel and a mallet, I break open the waste mold to expose the plaster prototype. I prefer making a mold from a plaster prototype because I can sand and buff it much better than clay. Its also easier to spot imperfections and fix them!

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IMG_1952 IMG_1961 Making the mold, similar to the one for the anther form.

IMG_1962 IMG_1971 The finished mold and a successful cast! Next, I will make two smaller petal forms to nest inside this one. I think it would make a great ice cream dish 🙂

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One thought on “Petal in Process

  1. Shannon, I am so excited about these forms! Really glad that you’re including such an amount of in-process shots, I love to see how it is all coming together. The forms look incredibly refined, and I’m anxious to hear more about it tomorrow during critique!

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