Mold Making

After an artist's original piece has been sculpted, a silicone rubber mold must be made.

Layers of liquid rubber are applied to the original sculpture to capture the fine detail. After the rubber has set, a thick plaster mixture is applied and given time to harden to create a rigid "mother mold" to help preserve the firm shape.

Depending on the size of the piece, a mold can be made in several pieces to allow for a more excellent wax pour and ease of assembly. 



meet our mold maker

Adam Smith

Adam joined the Baer Bronze team after completing his BFA in 3D Art at Weber State University. He is a talented artist that picked up mold making very quickly. You can also witness his talents all throughout the month of October, as he is also a professional pumpkin carver!

Adam is known around the foundry for earning the most eye rolls with his "Dad Jokes" and is proud to say he speaks in fluent sarcasm & puns. If Adam were an animal he would be a muskrat and if it were karaoke night he would delight us all by singing "Psycho Killer" by the Talking Heads.