Janus clay model now finished

The clay model of Janus is now finished and ready for casting. I have decided to make a rather complex, 22-piece mould, in order to try to emulate the fragmented and collaged qualities in some new drawings. The plan is to press-mould, fire, glaze and decorate each section separately, and cement the sections together once complete. I think this will work, provided the pieces don’t go too out of shape in the firing. I’m a little nervous of making messy plaster moulds in this pristine new studio, particularly as I’m on show through the glass wall the whole time.

Janus Head mould