ArtMolds Journal

  1. Clay For Animation

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    Last week I received a call from Don Carlson asking about a clay that wouldn't melt under hot studio lights yet can be softened and manipulated for his animation work. We had a long discussion of possibilities and a series of emails followed. I wound up sending him a sample clay kit by Chavant which might fit the bill. But as we continued our correspondence I learned that Don's questions weren't coming from a man with just casual knowledge of clay. He in fact had studied clays and their components and had actually written a book on the subject.

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  2. Dave Parvin's Lifecasting Workshop

    Dave Paevin Workshop   

    Dave Parvin called to announce  that his new life casting workshop is scheduled for the beginning of August. Dave teaches a number of methods to cast the entire human form from life including faces, hands and body.

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  3. Arlene Strom Joins ArtMolds Journal Magazine

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    Arlene Strom, the former senior category buyer for Blick Art Materials, the nationwide chain of art stores, joins the staff of ArtMolds Journal this month. 

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  4. Noting the Passing of the Sculpture Journal

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    I have been thinking about Jon David White lately. I suppose it is because I have been working on the ArtMolds Journal. Jon was the pubiisher of the Art Casting Journal which morphed into the Sculpture Journal. So in a sense we are kindred spirits.

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  5. Ancient Roman Casting Materials Proved Superior

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    The chemical secrets of a concrete Roman breakwater that has spent the last 2,000 years submerged in the Mediterranean Sea have been uncovered by an international team of researchers led by Paulo Monteiro of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California,

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  6. Getting Inspiration from Your Model

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    I read a posting on one of Likedin’s great art groups yesterday something like, “I have lost my inspiration. . .” I thought to myself as I read the posting that the comment really could be translated as, “I have no ideas left inside for new art.”

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  7. Pigments That Appear After Dark – Will Keep Your Artwork Up All Night

    Glow Crystals  

    Now your artwork can be admired 24 hours a day with colors that actually appear when the lights go out at night. Even if you are not an accomplished artist the possibilities are endless. For example, have your children create artwork that shines at night eliminating the need for a night light and creating a custom painted, happy feeling on your walls that you have turned into night time art galleries.

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  8. Jamie Salmon Hyper-Realist Sculptor

    Jamie Salmon - Sumo  

    Jamie Salmon is a British born, self taught contemporary sculptor, living and working in Vancouver, Canada. He started his career working as a commercial artist and sculptor for the movie effects industry. He specializes in hyper-realist sculpture, both figurative and portrait, utilizing such materials as silicone rubber, resin, hair and fabric. This short video shows Jamie and his partner, Jackie K. Seo creating the larger than life “Sumo.”

     

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  9. Living Mold Making -- Hyper-Realism To the Max

    Small Ear  

    The book, “The Craftsman’s Handbook” or “Il Libro dell’ Cornell bioengineers and physicians have created an artificial ear -- using 3-D printing and injectable molds -- that looks and acts like a natural ear, giving new hope to thousands of children born with a congenital deformity called microtia.

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  10. Renaissance Life Casting

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    The book, “The Craftsman’s Handbook” or “Il Libro dell’ Arte” by Cannino d’Andrea Cennini (Translated from Latin by Daniel V. Thompson, Jr.), is a guide to methods of painting, mold making and casting. It was written toward the end of the Renaissance period in the 15th century, in Florence, Italy where the movement began. The book served as an art student’s introduction into the ways of his craft.

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