Saturday, October 07, 2006

Cast in cement part 1...

Posted by Arna:

I decided to do my first cement cast piece from a clay sculpture shown in this previous post. The casting process was well worth documenting, even though I only have pictures of some of the steps. It took me ten sessions to do the entire cement cast. Compare that to just three sessions to do the original clay sculpt! Casting takes a lot longer than sculpting. I made this piece at Central Technical School in Toronto.

Here's the first side of the mold built up over the clay figure:

We 'throw' or 'splash' plaster at the clay to form the mold:

Another view of the back:

More to come in a second post...

6 comments:

Richard Mitchelson said...

Hi guys, this looks really interesting stuff, the blog is looking great. Sorry to hear about your loss. Looking forward to see more. Great...

Pat Pakula said...

wow, cool looking scuipture! and sorry to hear about your loss John. keep on keeping on buddy.

Alina Chau said...

wooo ... coool sculpture!! Can't wait to see the finish piece!

the doodlers said...

Hi Richard, Pat, Alina, Thanks a bunch for the very kind comments. We're all strangers on the blogs but it feels good to read notes of encouragement from all you talented visitors. We'll get back into the swing of things with time... we really appreciate your thoughts.

Raymond Xu said...

Hey, i used to go to central tech before I got into Sheridan, it was a good semester in the adult art program. Learned a lot, and these pics remind me of when I was in that sculpting class. Michael Gheri? (i believe that's his name) was one of the best teachers i met there who taught me a lot about drawing. His straightforward honest teaching style inspired me to continually get better at my craft.



Best,
Ray

the doodlers said...

Hi Ray! Thanks!! Central is a good school for me.. I just go Wednesday eves but it's a perfect break from my full time storyboarding gig. Don't know your teacher Michael Gheri though. Our teacher's name is Sean Cox, and he's very good. Thanks for stopping by.