Monday, February 1, 2010

the month of molds

January was a month of making plaster molds. Remember these shapes?

I finally finished sanding and sealing the wood with polyurethane to get ready for making the molds out of plaster. I started with the largest shape. It is a two-part mold, and half of it was made first:

This plaster half was then sealed with mold soap, and set up with coddles (the wooden parts) to pour the second half:

The two parts have to dry out completely before I can start casting with porcelain. The vase will be 15"h and 6" across, and I will start casting it next weekend. I can’t wait.