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Our first molds seem to have worked out, so it’s time to move forward on the rest of the plaster positives. For each shape Ian made a plexiglass template from which we transfer the intersection points of the design.

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Then those points are connected, giving us guidelines for carving the design into the plaster.

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It’s slow, fussy work.

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Which is the kind of work we like.

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We’ve each developed our own strategies, and our favorite tools, for getting the facets just right. Here is Daniel’s spread, including some great little steel scrapers that his grandfather, a sculptor, used to use in his own work.

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 And you can see where this is headed.

 

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