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Online Demonstration: Press Mold Magic: A Beginner's Guide to One-Piece Plaster Mold Making for Sculpture & Beyond with Kendall Jones

  • Wed, May 19, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Online, zoom link will be emailed

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A simple one-piece plaster push mold can help you create sculptural pieces efficiently and each piece can still be unique! Get over your fear of plaster and fall in love with the possibilities of quickly replicating your original sculptures which you have spent hours refining. From your detailed original, learn to make a basic plaster mold with readily available materials. I will show you how I use molds of my original sculpts of human and animal faces to create one-of-a-kind pieces. This is NOT an advanced mold-making course demonstrating two-part molds for slip-casting, but rather a class meant to show the versatility of simple press molds.

This class is best to first attend and watch, then attempt. When you are ready to attempt, here are the materials you will need:

Supplies (not necessary for class time, but needed in order to try the project on your own)

  • a small sculpture in wet greenware, (less than leatherhard) and prepped to prevent undercuts
  • cottle boards, old plastic yogurt containers or paper cups to use as mold frame (depends on size of original)
  • A surface to make the mold on (a granite or marble tile or counter or a melamine tray are first choices)
  • fresh potters plaster (store in a sealed plastic container)
  • Measuring cup
  • postal scale (maybe optional)
  • old mixing bowl (or from the dollar store)
  • old mixing utensil or hand
  • wet clay (for mold set up and casting)
  • water
  • wood and metal modeling tools
  • clean up implements: rags, paper towels
  • Vaseline or Murphy's soap

Objectives:

1) Learn to prepare an original piece of wet greenware for a one-piece mold and set up your mold frame

2) Learn to mix plaster, pour, and refine your mold for casting

3) See how I cast my molds and applications in which I use my castings


The Zoom Demonstration will be recorded and sent out to all registrants if you want to attend but have a scheduling conflict during the live demonstration.

Since this is an online workshop, you will need to have a computer, tablet, or phone that can run video conferencing in a browser or app.



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