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.