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.
Then those points are connected, giving us guidelines for carving the design into the plaster.
It’s slow, fussy work.
Which is the kind of work we like.
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.
And you can see where this is headed.