The video above demonstrates the process of press molding clay into a silicone mold to make a clay cast, which can then be altered from the original. This process is fairly easy to do, and can be an affordable alternative to casting. The main disadvantages are distortion, shrinkage, and stress cracks. Still, it can be a fast way to cast an edition of similar, yet not identical, forms.
Directed by yours truly. Shot on location in Ledyard, CT
Yelizaveta Masalimova, 2016