Designing, Sculpting & Silicon Rubber Moulds
We begin by carefully researching and studying photos of what we wish to sculpt through books, via the internet and observing the real thing if possible. Once we have good photos from all different angles and enough knowledge of what we are going to sculpt we do a rough sketch to get the right proportions.
The sculpting is done in clay or wax. We generally prefer wax for sculpting smaller pieces like this frog pictured. The wax is heated up in a cook pot as pictured and then we build up the sculpture slowly piece by piece rather than carving out the sculpture from a solid block. Anything can be used to help sculpt from cooking utensils, pieces of wood, dentist tools and often we make our own tools.