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Body casting

The lovely Joseph Ford came to my studio to pose for my new series of male torso sculptures. I use plaster bandages, mod-roc. And warm water to stop Jo from hitting the roof. Some people swear by Alginate, but I … Continue reading

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Back to work; sculpting a torso

The spring weather is all but gone and I am in my studio concentrating on my alternative portrait commissions. In weather like this it is difficult to get the studio warm enough; I can wear layers of clothes, my client … Continue reading

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Body casting

Here is poor Luke … being covered in plaster bandages (Halloween coming up) I use life models to create molds for my ceramic torsos; you can see the finished ceramic sculptures hanging on the wall behind us. almost there when … Continue reading

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

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Life casting, making the mould

After casting your model using plaster bandages,  You will need to make a cast of your mould. First soft soap the case and then pour plaster into it. A clay wall will keep the plaster inside the mould.  When the … Continue reading

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More life casting

Wet strips of plaster bandages are placed on the skin. It is really important to smooth them down well so no air gets trapped.   As the plaster cures it heats up and goes hard. You can now remove it … Continue reading

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