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Lesson Two: Tools and Materials


Molds

For such complex forms as Jiménez' sculptures, the molds must come apart in many pieces.

Jimenez plans where to divide the mold and layers fiberglass with a mixture of resin and catalyst over his clay forms.

After the fiberglass cures and hardens he removes the pieces of the mold from the clay and armature, which can then be discarded or recycled.

Jiménez stores many large molds in a shed next to the old apple-processing plant that he converted to a casting shop.

We can just see the mold for Popo's head.


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