Saturday, September 6, 2008

Oldy Moldy

The molds at Dresden porcelain vary from my own designs. Above are all of the molds that are used to assemble the swan. To create such complex pieces in porcelain, the sculpture must be assembled from multiple parts in order to build the whole form. From the body to the grass details, there is a considerable amount of labor and skill involved to put on of these figures together. My own rat is probably the first piece that I have applied similar methods to, when the form is fully constructed, there are no holes or pouring gates exposed .