UK artist Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over them. The clay captures...

UK artist Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over them. The clay captures...

UK artist Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over them. The clay captures...

UK artist Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over them. The clay captures...

after rolling out clay into the frame, impressing with twigs, leaves, etc. Pour plaster over and let set, peel away clay

Botanical Plaster Artwork

after rolling out clay into the frame, impressing with twigs, leaves, etc. Pour plaster over and let set, peel away clay

Working as part Tactile Studio in London, UK, Dein’s recent artistic venture involves plaster casting, the simple yet time consuming process of pressing objects into clay, and then filling the imprints with plaster and concrete. Her latest plaster cast tiles feature a variety of plant life including lilac, dicentra, hellebore and welsh poppies.

Unusual flora and fauna composed in casting tile using plaster

Working as part Tactile Studio in London, UK, Dein’s recent artistic venture involves plaster casting, the simple yet time consuming process of pressing objects into clay, and then filling the imprints with plaster and concrete. Her latest plaster cast tiles feature a variety of plant life including lilac, dicentra, hellebore and welsh poppies.

Drawing Plaster Cast Male Face (Planar) - Natural Pigments. http://www.naturalpigments.com/drawing-plaster-cast-male-face-planar.html

Drawing Plaster Cast Male Face (Planar) - Natural Pigments. http://www.naturalpigments.com/drawing-plaster-cast-male-face-planar.html

A plaster cast relief group from the west frieze and staircase of the pergamon altar, late 19th century

A plaster cast relief group from the west frieze and staircase of the pergamon altar, late 19th century

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