Sculpture lessons with Katherine M Waters

Sculpture tips and techniques, armature building, clay modelling, mould making. Materials, clay, plaster, silicon rubber, vynamould, fibreglass resin
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Preparing large clay tiger for casting

Preparing large clay tiger for casting

Beginners sculpture course with Katherine M Waters

Beginners sculpture course with Katherine M Waters

Continue the process, section by section, removing the clay walls as you go but painting a layer of clay slip on the plaster walls before flicking on the first layer of plaster

Continue the process, section by section, removing the clay walls as you go but painting a layer of clay slip on the plaster walls before flicking on the first layer of plaster

Plaster waste mould, first stage with Thursday group

Plaster waste mould, first stage with Thursday group

Plaster waste mould stage 3,

Plaster waste mould stage 3,

After the coloured first thin coat of plaster completely covers the clay, mix a double cream consistency of uncovered plaster. The plaster we are using for the mould is pottery plaster, it sets quickly, takes a good impression yet is easy to chip off at the end of the process. One the uncoloured plaster is mixed, dip jute scrim into the plaster, gently wind through the plaster into a lose rope and then place onto the first coat next to the shim wall. This creates a strong wall of plaster.

After the coloured first thin coat of plaster completely covers the clay, mix a double cream consistency of uncovered plaster. The plaster we are using for the mould is pottery plaster, it sets quickly, takes a good impression yet is easy to chip off at the end of the process. One the uncoloured plaster is mixed, dip jute scrim into the plaster, gently wind through the plaster into a lose rope and then place onto the first coat next to the shim wall. This creates a strong wall of plaster.

David Joy the Blacksmith proudly shows off his portrait of Don prior to creatively decorating it Steampunk style with Ironwork

David Joy the Blacksmith proudly shows off his portrait of Don prior to creatively decorating it Steampunk style with Ironwork

Jaqui and Janice put the finishing touches to their portraits of Don

Jaqui and Janice put the finishing touches to their portraits of Don

Alistair (in the foreground) with his portrait of Don, Alex (in the background) carefully removing the final layer of plaster waste mould from his portrait.

Alistair (in the foreground) with his portrait of Don, Alex (in the background) carefully removing the final layer of plaster waste mould from his portrait.

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