Sunday, 31 July 2011

Moulds, Resin Blocks and Bangles

It was out with the silicone again this week to make a new mould based on drawings of the Jaume Plensa exhibit at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I also made new moulds from a couple of bangles and got started on pieces for both the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Designers Eclectic at Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Masters fixed in place within plastic boxes

My able assistant, (my son Freddy), mixing the silicone and the catalyst together.

In goes the silicone and wait 24 hours for this to cure...

...leaving plenty of time to now walk Bonny, who was completely
underwhelmed with this whole process.

24 hours later, Freddy was given the task of choosing a painting on which to base the colours.

He selected a painting by Edouard Vuillard, and all the colours mixed to make the bangles
were inspired by the painting on the front cover of the book.

This is where my training as a textile designer comes in very handy, using the pastes
to make resin colours in a similar way one would as if they were paints.

The aftermath.

Hopefully we'll get some decent weather next week, so that I can get outside and sand and polish all of the above.