|"Wise" Paperweights: Kiln Cast
This is the first of three pages of these "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" paperweights, which come from experimenting with different ways of batch-producing objects for sale, as part of a college assignment called "Design for Industry".
The blocks on this page were cast in a kiln, quite a laborious process of mould making, but the end result is highly detailed.
||These were made by placing clay faces inside boxes which were then filled with Gelflex to make rubber moulds. |
The rubber moulds could then be used over and over again to make flint and plaster moulds for casting the glass (pale steel blue Gaffer).
After casting, I rounded off the edges.
|The Gelflex mould (left) can make multiple flint-and-plaster moulds (right).
||The blocks are quite small - 80mm x 60mm x 35mm |