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.
This weekend was my last chance to get it right!
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.
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!
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