Monthly Archives: February 2009

SARAH FINDS A TOOL BOX AND HAS AN IDEA

When I was tidying a cupboard at my aunts house I found a wooden tool box that belonged to my grandfather and my dad.  Its a sturdy old wooden box that once had a leather handle and hinged for the lid, it must also, at one time, have allowed for the front to fold down but that now no longer works.

The contents are a typical pre war mentality mish-mash of things that may come in handy at some time or were kept just in case.

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The box was full of stuff, and also 4 little metal boxes containing random screws and hooks – I used one of the boxes to try and reproduce the contents – I have to give the box back!!

hooksscrews-in-cast

I cast a little tray of drill bits and one of hooks – once the clay dried I built a wall round the tray and poured in resin – unfortunately as the wall hardened it also cracked and a load of resin leaked out – the result is a rather crap sheet of resin with clay stuck to it and a lot of holes!

broken-castbroken-screw-castrelief-of-resinresin-screws

I want to have an archive of this tool box so I’ve started listing the contents by layer and by contents of bags/boxes.  I have been taking measurements of each item and sketching it then photographing it – I don’t plan to cast any more of the boxes contents.


FIDDLING ABOUT WITH THE SCULPTURE PROCESS

EXPERIMENTS IN CASTING

I want to make a sculpture but I haven’t actually decided what of – so I got all the casting stuff I have at home and had a jolly good play about!

I cast a rope by pressing it into clay then poured plaster in it to make a copy.  This is too flimsy.

rope

I also made a series of casts from my sons Lord of the Rings characters 

lord-of-the-rings

I made latex moulds of a horses head from my carved incense box and also of my old Sindy doll’s head.

latex-horseresin-horsesindy

Tried making flat reliefs from a latex mould I’d made of a carving from the incense box but the resin was too thin

relief-of-laughing-devil