13 January, 2023 – 10:55 am

Some of the creations that I make to sell are reproductions of my clay models and stone/plaster carvings.

This one is a copy of a Medieval Angel found in a Church in Gloucester. St Mary De Crypt in Southgate Street in Gloucester.

Once I had some photos, I could sculpt a clay model of the Angel and add the missing parts, once the cast comes out of the mould, then I can add the detail to the fingers.

…then pour the silicone to make the mould.

It takes 24hours for the mould to cure, then I can start to cast my reproductions. I mix jesmonite with the sieved stone dust that I save from my stone carvings. Jesmonite is an invention from the 80’s that was developed as a non-toxic replacement for the resin used in fibreglass.

Each cast is slightly different as I finish them off by hand by carving the hands with a scalpel.

They are only available to buy from the St Mary De Crypt Church shop and a proportion of the sale goes back to the Church funds.


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