Productive casting weekend

Well casting day finally arrived and it was a success! 

Had a fab weekend as the dog plaque cast came out trouble free. I’ve cast 8 this weekend (including a master cast and test piece) It’s the reason I had my breakfast toast at 4pm today. Just waiting for some wall hangers to arrive then its all systems go.  I also need a new respirator for casting!

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Somewhat of a slacker.

…Not really 😉 I’ve just not updated my blog in a few weeks.

Currently still trying to fit in a portrait and a sculpture around some other commitments and work, i.e. a few clay models for children to paint in a nursery, some wall displays and some DTP. Not progressed a great deal with them yet but no huge rush at the moment.

Flagging energy levels about to be recharged with a much needed holiday, and then another week off to recuperate from a week with a 4yr old!

Planning on doing a little sketching for fun while away then finishing off the portrait when I get home (if I forget I’m still on hoilday).

Pet Sculpture

Spent some of my bank holiday sculpting a figurine of my late dog in her favourite spot… the empty bath, here in her “DON’T TURN THE LIGHT ON I’M SLEEPING!” pose.

The basic shape is more or less complete, detail to follow.  Now this is supposed to be a caricature, I just need to keep reminding myself of that and not go too heavy on the realism, if I haven’t already! (It’s a hard habit to break).

I want to do a realistic full body and bust to follow.

I’ve not used polymer clay before as I normally make a mould to cast pieces so use wax/clay or grey clay to model with, but as I’m doing some one-offs I thought it was the ideal time to try it out rather than making a waste mould.