• Spike Deane

Mould room snapshots

Last month Tony Albert's exhibition Duty of Care opened at the Canberra Glassworks. One of the pieces I worked on during Tony's residency has sold all of the editions - so I am now working on fulfilling them. There is now an online catalogue to accompany the exhibition and Tony's residency.


This month has been lots of wax, moulds and investment casting. I'm really grateful for the work, which I love and that I am able to continue to work at the moment. The Canberra Glassworks has worked hard to remain open to local artists during Covid-19. It is a huge building which makes physical distancing easier and we look out for each other.


It's a messy business! (left to right)

Getting our buckets all in a row (helps speed things up having all the material pre-measured)

One of the wax pours that didn't make the cut and is being remelted (surreal)

Wax busts ready to be 'invested' with clay feeder and sprues

Plaster mother mould wrapped in inner tubes (inside is the flexible silicone mould)

Alex (my partner in crime) pouring the second layer of plaster/silica over the wax positive.

Long view of the mould room at the Canberra Glassworks





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