I spent the month of June immersed in the process of making molds and slip casting. I was commissioned by the Palmetto Animal League to make 15" slip cast cats and dogs for a fundraiser they do annually. The finished pieces will be decorated by local artists and auctioned off this fall. The project was quite a challenge (mostly because of the short turn around time). These were the largest molds I have ever made. By the end of June I had much better upper body strength than I have in a long time. I had a lot of fun doing this. Thank you to Marilynn Glacken for finding me for this project.
|The prototype for the the cat with the original model.|
|The prototype for the dog with the original model.|
|The finished cats and dogs, all 24 of them.|
I made a video for my students while I was making the mold. I am still working on the video, it is a bit too long now. I got some great suggestions for improving it from Mitzi Davis. Thank you Mitzi!