The sculpture is divided into sections and then covered with a release product that will allow the original sculpture to be removed eventually. We then apply a layer of rubber that is applied evenly covering the entire sculpture. This is very important because the detail is picked up by the rubber.
The purpose of the mold is to create an exact negative of the original clay piece, in wax! When the rubber is finally set then the plaster is placed over the rubber to create an original mold.
This process is done on one half and then once dried it is flipped over and completed on the other side.
When this is completed you have a mother mold of the original sculpture, but now you are able to make multiple copies in bronze.
The plaster can now be removed and when the rubber is pulled back and cleaned we are now ready to create the wax replica.