Wednesday, 12 October 2011

more sculpture

Sorry folks but forgot to take a photo of my stone sculpture, got too involved in making it.
Tomorrow I will be taking a few shots.
After finishing the plaster figure in a hoop, I was allowed to choose a piece of soapstone.
It's a lovely stone to carve being on the softer side than most.
The finishing touches are done with small files.
New tools are 'rifflers' which are files to use with plaster and stone. Ah yes, a photo would help here.

These are fabulous for gettin those lovely curves.
My carving is now at the stage for sanding, using wet & dry sandpaper.
Very messy but leaves a smooth, tactile surface.
Elbow grease and perseverance is a must.

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