Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Final Details and extra mementos

The final details are being added to the Life Sized
Sculpture of Ruswarp...
and by popular request the Sculptress JOEL has also been asked to make a mini Bronze of the Ruswarp Sculpture, and a tiny pewter Trinket as a memento of the Dog and the Success story of the guarding and saving of The Settle to Carlisle Railway Line

The 5 pence piece gives an idea of the scale of the new sculptures...and the outline of the trinket...more details coming soon!

Views of the Sculpture in clay

More detailed views of the sculpture coming soon

Making the Ruswarp Sculpture mould

Making the mould ~ the first application of the mould to Ruswarp the Collie Sculpture

Making the mould~ over the head

Mould down over front of sculpture

The Ruswarp Sculpture Mould is developed

~ the seams and layers added

Glass fibre shell is applied

The shell to support the mould of the collie sculpture is finished and the fixing holes drilled

Opening the mould

The clay revealed

The mould gently pulled away

The Mould is taken to the foundry where it will be carefully cleaned and assembled and waxes poured...the next stage JOEL goes to check the waxes.