The carving is completed and the tile is prepared for the casting of the mold. Notice the rounded bead that frames the tile. The clay beyond that border bead is added to aid in the filling of the mold when the working tiles are pressed. When the pressed tile is removed from the mold, that outer edge of clay is trimmed off. The plastic film under the tile helps keep the clay moist so no shinkage taked place. It also helps in handling the new carving as it can be easily s
New gallery announced I am pleased to say that I have opened a new "underground" gallery open by appoinment in a location (?) near to but different from the Meade Avenue studio. Of course, appointments are encouraged. At the uGallery I show completed works that are a bit different from the items seen at the Meade Avenue studio. Some pieces will involve the use of tile in furniture, mirrors and wall pieces. The gallery will also show sculpture more oriented toward "pure"