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By Ed McCormick 4 years ago 67 Views No comments
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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.”
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.