Here are images of the mold-making process for the man/woman sculpture I posted previously. This is a plaster "press" mold or slip cast mold. These pictures document only one half of the "clam-shell"----there are in fact two halves.
I will be using this mold to press clay into and create "terra cotta" reproductions.
Here is the clay wall I built around the figure: (Note the indents I poked in the clay to create interlocking "keys" between the two mold halves)
The splatter coat comes first. This is my favorite! I love the ceiling texture effect. I think I'll employ this in a finished sculpture very soon:
Plaster layers building up. I think I'm in love all over again. It's at times like these I realize that plaster is my medium. It forces me to be loose with texture and experimental with form. I like this mold as it is!
Peeling off the wall after completion of the first half of the plaster mold:
Sans clay wall, getting ready to do the second half:
A thin coating of clay slip is painted on the surface where the clay wall used to be. Now ready for the splatter coat on the second half: