|This the base for the SHM tentative head sculpture
|Placing the "head"
|The clay mode is ready for the plaster...
|Preparation materials and mold already done
|Afterwards... below is the process
|Preparation: dividing the clay mold in half with aluminum sheets.
It will have different colors to distinguish the
front/back of the object
|Adding a layer of Mold Release
|Preparing to pour the Urethane (Rubber)
|Preparation with a plastic container in case of leaks
|The plaster and the rubber poured
|Waiting to cool off... So interesting! It gets hot!
|After removing the aluminum shields...
|Ready to be opened...Notice here the different colors.
While preparing the plaster mix, blue colorant is added
to the plaster
|Make a groove (notice the different colors to separate the front
and the back of the object. File the division making a groove
before attempting to open with a sharp tool
|Opening the mold
|Removing the clay
|Filing and smoothing it out to
remove the "undercuts"
|Tools used to shave the groove and
to open the mold
|After removing the clay, check the
fitting of both sides
Mix both parts according to directions on bottle
|Preparation: on the left, a clay sculpture as model
on the right, the initial sketch for the first trims
on the machine
|Line drawing preparing for the first cuts. Side view
|Front view, after the first trims
|Side view, after first trims
|Use clay mold to check cuts and proportions
of the head
|Trimming for the proportions. Cuts where done
just enough for placement of face features, with
plenty of wood to be carved into the actual features
|Preparation on the table vice. Clay mold
|Shaving proportionally for features.... some parts
of the wood might surprise you and be challenging
to be carved. Use your imagination!
|"Good" side of the wood...
|Noticed the left side of the face and how it went
flat. It would just chip away...
|Eventually I carved far enough that was giving
me problems was removed...
|Clay and Bass wood Gnomon Sculpture