This is how my sculpture from the Lara summer sculpture course turned out after casting:

Cast from my summer sculpture

It’s been cast into plaster with a stainless steel armature from a silicone mould. The casting was done by Martin Adamson of The Sculpture Studio who outlined the process to me.

Pre-casting Reconstruction

It was a shock to discover just how much remediation work my clay model needed before it could be cast, mostly fixing the cracks and separated limbs that were a result of it being transported. Thankfully Valentina my sculpture teacher at LARA, had warned me to expect this – otherwise I would have been totally despondant. It was tricky to reconstruct some areas without refering to a model and I was desparately wishing I’d taken one of my anatomy books with me.

For Future Reference

It was amazing just how many more errors I saw as soon as it was finished and cast but I’m very pleased with how it turned out. I have plans to use it as a reference for future projects so I think it has been very worthwhile despite the initial outlay.

“A sculpture is born in clay, dies in plaster, and is ressurected in marble.”

As I waited to collect this piece, wondering how it would turn out I came accross this quote:

“A sculpture is born in clay, dies in plaster, and is ressurected in marble.”

Antonio Canova

Written by Metadrawer

Metadrawer is me, Helen Frost: Artist/Architect/Fire dancer/Freelancer. Metadrawer is a blog of my reflections on drawing and my current studies at LARA. I draw to think, to explain, to communicate, to record, to understand and to express myself. I hope that you will find more questions here than answers and...
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Metadrawer

Hi Susan,
Yes, it rather suprised me, especially as the original sculpt is destroyed in the process!

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