Mouldmaking and Casting is a technical manual of the many techniques of this ancient craft and art form. With step-by-step illustrations, it explains the materials required and the processes involved to create reproductions of a range of pieces. The book covers traditional techniques as well as today's more advanced technical methods. Topics covered include: Plaster waste and multipiece moulding Silicone and vinyl moulds Clay press moulds Casting from a life model Wax casting Polyester resins and fibre glass Cold-cast metal casting Cement casting Written in a clear, practical style it gives invaluable instruction for artists, model makers, sculptors and craftspeople.
Nick Brooks studied Fine Art and Design at Middlesex University. He has experience in all types of mouldmaking and casting, having worked in the British film industry and accepted a range of private and commercial commissions. He is currently teaching mouldmaking, casting and sculpture at central Saint Martins in London. Resident - London