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Wire Fox Terrier

Limited Edition Bronze Sculptures
- work in progress -


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making the mother mold for the wirefox terriermaking the mother mold for the wirefox terrier
The two images above display the mother mold being created by applying layers of cheese cloth and FGR gypsum 95 (a plaster like material that allows you to build a thin but very strong mold). Regular plaster tends to be heavy and hard on ones back. For extra strength Caesar also added strands of hemp. The mold took about 7 - 10 thin lawyers of FGR.
making the mother mold for the wirefox terriermaking the mother mold for the wirefox terrier

The left image shows the mother mold without the nuts and bolts, ready for de-molding. The right image shows one of the three pieces of the mother mold removed. Wax was applied to the rubber mold before creating the mother mold, in order to ensure a smooth release. The first mother mold was ruined because it bonded to the rubber; therefore, needed to be broken.

demolding the rubber mold for the wirefox terrierdemolding the rubber mold for the wirefox terrier

Left image show the mother mold completely removed. The right image show the original clay sculpture being removed from the rubber mold. A scalpel and wooded wedge is being used as leverage to aid in the separation of the rubber. Special care is needed here in order not to ruin the rubber mold. Before cutting into the rubber one needs to have a plan of action. One must be able to create hollow wax castings without breaking them when removed from this mold. Therefore, the cuts must be designed in a way that will make it easy for one to remove casting from the mold without breaking them. Sometime trial and error servers as a learning experience.

demolding the rubber mold for the wirefox terrierdemolding the rubber mold for the wirefox terrier

Left image shows the clay sculpture front area free from the rubber mold. Molds for four legged creatures tend to be very complex and a pain to work with. The image on the right show the wire fox terrier's battle wounds. It appears he lost a leg and part of his ear. Caesar will be restoring the clay sculpture for the client. It appears that her nephew would like the clay sculpture. Over all, this clay sculpture survived the de-molding process. Usually the clay sculptures are destroyed during this process in the attempt to place the seams in the correct locations.

 

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