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. 

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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.