First I visit the site and take a number of pictures from as many angles as I can and learn as much as I can about the site.
I use clay to sculpt the original replica. Sounds easy but I spend hours on each one to get the detail just right.
I then make a latex mold of the original clay model. This entails painting 12 layers of latex onto the model letting it dry a day between each layer.
Many times I use this model to add texture to the piece and then make another latex mold, another 12 layers of latex.
That gives me a mold to make 1 replica at a time so now I pour from 6 to 12, depending on the size, of the replicas and set them onto a board and do a latex mold of these so that I can pour a nunmber at a time.
Once the final mold is made and allowed to dry then are ready to make the final product.
We pour Hydrostone into the molds and allow them to dry, once dried we have to clean each piece and then color them so that you get the contrast.
What is Hydrostone
Hydrostone is a plaster like product but specifically formulated for high detail and and hardness.
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20 July 2016