There were 26 molds in total. After the wax scene was completely recreated and finished, I cut everything apart (as can be seen in proir posts). I made each piece a seperate part (mold) that will be joined together later. The mold in this post is for the bubble of glass on the end of the blow pipe. It will be a hollow core cast mold. Below illustrates what I intend to make in an red-orange colored glass. I made a model of wax, then made a rubber mold of that. From the rubber mold I poured a silic-plaster piece. Following this post (when all the other molds are out of the kiln-Not shown yet) I will dip the plaster silica positive in wax and then create another mold from that to which I will cast the orangish glass into. This will be posted later on.
Dean Allison is a studio artist working with portrait sculpture and the figure with glass. His studio is in Pittsburgh PA. Dean is working on a commissioned sculpture for our new space in the Newark Arts Common. Follow Dean as he works to create this new significant work of art.