RaudKennedy

Dog Statues and Sculptures

Aloha, Oregon
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The Sculpting Process from Sculpture to Cast Results

I first sculpt the dog out of Roma Pastilina, a soft wax based clay that remains soft and doesn’t need to be kept damp. This enables me to put the finished sculpture on my desk for a few days as I work on other things. Often while not focused solely on sculpting the sculpture, I see details that need improvement.

When I feel I’ve taken the sculpture as far as I can, this is usually when I find myself smoothing out one tool mark but leaving two new marks behind, I move on to making the mold.

Depending on the size and complexity of the sculpture, I can either cast a silicone mold around the sculpture or brush on a latex mold.

Casting the silicone mold is fun because I see the results within the day.

The brush on latex method is a lesson in patience as it takes about ten days and twenty coats to build up enough thickness for the mold to hold the shape. When it is finished, I leave it on the sculpture and cast a plaster cradle around it that will hold the mold in place when using it to cast the sculpture. Once all that is done, I finally take the mold off of the sculpture and use it for an initial test casting to see how it turned out.

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  • Raud Kennedy

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    I sculpt dogs, then make silicone molds of them to cast cement or resin copies. Some I paint, some I leave natural.

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