Saturday, July 5, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The ballerina parts are attached with double strands or twisted 20 guage beading wire. The two legs are glued together with 5 minute epoxy.
After the epoxy has set I fill the space with Milliput epoxy putty, available from Micro Mark.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
The first step is to cast all the needed parts for the ballerina. All of these parts are my original sculptures. I make my own molds, not my favorite part of the process.
Next the parts have to be reshaped to create the desired pose. I've discovered it's much easier and safer to shape each leg separately and attach them after firing. The arms, head and torso must be one piece for this pose and the style of costume I have in mind.