September 25, 2013

A clay day

Finally the mold is dry enough to start casting with!

Thomas has spent all day experimenting to determine the ideal thickness of the liquid casting clay, the exact resting time before pouring out the clay again (so it has left a layer exactly as thick as we want it) and how and when to best gently remove the clay shape so that it is still soft enough to be easily post-processed, yet sturdy enough to be able to stand on its own.

A day of trial and error:


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