A quick picture

I’ve posted such long rambles these last few days, that I thought I would just add an extra picture and then get back to work in the studio.

The tile mold I posted is a three-part mold; front piece, back piece and the inset piece for the muzzle. The horse molds are, of course, a lot more complicated. Earlier I used a picture from when Joan worked with me on making the mold for Finn (to show how we clay up the original to create the inset pieces). Here are all the pieces for a working Finn mold.
As you can see, it’s an eight-piece mold. The new horse that I’ll release this month has a nine-piece mold. It’s hard to believe that many of the early Pour Horse molds were only three pieces! The desire to recreate some of the popular resin horses in china is really pushing the technology.

2 Responses to A quick picture

  1. Hyn September 14, 2007 at 4:41 pm #

    OH MY GOD !!! Looking at that mold just boggles my mind, Lesli. THANK YOU for posting this photo to taunt me with, hehehe. I am really excited though to see other ceramist’s plaster high detail molds. Finn is such a wonderful sculpt, too. I bet Joan’s molds of Sarah’s Spinnaker that Adalee cast were just as lovely to behold. *sigh* Practically a work of art in and of itself. Thank you for sharing! :}

    Paige Easley Patty
    Hanblechia Studio

  2. Lesli Kathman September 14, 2007 at 5:33 pm #

    Joan’s molds really are works of art! She designed the Finn mold, and it shows. I still struggle with making mine as elegant as hers.

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