Mold Making- John Goes To Pieces

All the many pieces of John Turner are seamed up with playing cards. This makes a two part mold.

These last few weeks have been very busy, here in the studio and then at the foundry. You saw how we were cutting up John in various sections. Now it is time to make a mold. Each section has a seam,  or seams. Then rubber is painted over the entire piece, section by section.  After 4 layers of rubber, plaster has been added. This is all a part of the foundry process.  The final rubber molds are cleaned and sent to the foundry. 

The artist or foundry will paint rubber on both sides of the mold pieces.
A mother mold of plaster is put on top of the rubber and the pieces are bolted together.

This is a sculpture created of John Turner for the city of Frisco. The entire project is documented on a project blog at

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