Clay Sculpture Artist Finds New Inspiration From This site
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Hi. I am an artist based in South Africa and have just started sculpting again after 7 years.
I am thrilled to have found your incredible site.
I am about to start working on a mirror frame (in pottery clay, which I am going to cast into a rubber mould and then reproduce in a concrete product. My question is, how do I allow for the mirror to be fitted to the back so it is flush with the back of the sculpture when the piece is finished, as I am working on a flat surface.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Reply by Peter (admin)
to Clay Sculpture Artist Finds New Inspiration From This site
I had a busy week, so sorry for taking so long to reply.
When I read your submission, I thought WOW! and then double WOW!
I was so chuffed, I made this new section, just for your query. So you inspired me too!
I feel humble to feel that you were inspired back into action by this site.
One thing I do have is incredible energy. Maybe it comes across and rubs off, LOL!
Now on to your practical question.
Your mirror sounds great btw. Send in pics if you want.
I am not the most technical person, and have been spoilt all my working life by factory technicians doing all the complex stuff.
The methods I do know are traditional (plaster), rather than rubber, but I'll have a go, then see if anyone else chips in (they often do on this site).
What I think is this:-
You just 'sculpt' the fitting in the back, just like you sculpted the front (when you turn it over, put the work on foam pads to protect it - or do the back first).
You can then either mould in one if possible, or do a two part mould.
Does this sound OK?