Making a mould from a life cast.

I was beginning to feel jinxed after having tried three times to get a decent life cast of Luke – you can see my earlier attempts in previous blog entries.blog-lukesculpt01                                                        

This weekend was my last chance to get it rightripping-off-bandages                                    

This is the original life cast as I was ripping away the plaster bandages. I then needed to pour plaster on top of it in order to make a mould. Preferably without it getting stuck together or caught by under cuts. So I was soft soaping and remodelling the cast until the early hours of the morning when I finally felt brave enough to pour in the plaster.blog-mould2

And the next day it was time to separate the two lumps of plaster and despite cutting my hands to ribbons with a spatula – it worked!blog-mould-2                                                                                       

Now all I need to do is clean up the mould and start working with clay to create a ceramic torso! It has been such a long process and I just can’t wait to get back in the studio to see how it’ll turn out!    To see more ceramic torsos please  go to www.ANNAKEILLER.co.uk

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About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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