Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I need a sensei

Nothing like a massive mold fail to ruin one’s day.  This one definitely makes the last mold fail look like a dang picnic.  I think its time I take a mold making class so I can learn what I have been doing wrong.  If anyone knows of one or can recommend a specific person to try to take one with, I would greatly appreciate it.

 It’s so annoying, never does a mold I make for fun break, only those that I have spent countless hours preparing.  This time it was a vertebrae cup I was particularly fond of.  It’s been waiting to be cast for about 2 months now because that’s about how long it’s been since I had a day free between work, my drawing show, and springtime busy-ness.

I’m not quite sure what happened but, basically, the plaster came out the bottom of the mold in a pretty little (giant) puddle.  I'm fairly certain that it was related to the cup had waited so long to be cast and had been repeatedly reconstituted.  (I have been casting in greenware state, works well for most forms so far, but apparently not tumblers) 

I tried to save it by frosting the plaster on, but the terror was so great that it was not possible to cast the other half after the plaster set. No salvaging any of it.  I was hoping to at least be able to cast the bottom half of the tumbler and maybe turn it into mugs.  

Here’s the giant mess.  It would not have been so bad, but it just felt so good to throw it on the floor malevolently.  It wasn't worth the time to try to save any of it.

In other happier website has images up of the new drawings I did for my recent solo. 
Check them out here:
If you are interested in having any of my drawings or prints made of them please let me know and we can definately arrange it!!

Until next time, Take Care!!