Max's plaster cast experiments in his North London studio. ©-Max-Lamb
One of Max's plaster casting experiments. © Max Lamb
HSBC Private Bank building, 78 St James Street
Previous work: Soft Poly chair, hand carved in expanded polystyrene and finished with a rubber coating. © Max Lamb
Previous work: Left: Bronze Poly chair, hand carved polystyrene cast in bronze using a 'lost foam' casting process. Right: Pewter stool made by pouring molten pewter into a cavity carved out of the sand. © Max Lamb
"I will be working with the plaster in both a constructive and a reductive way. The silicone moulds can be used a number of times so I could make further pieces to create a whole series. One half will be carved away by hand and the other half will be molded, so one half of the piece will always be consistent and the other part will always be different. I’ve never worked with plaster before and I’ve never used the box moulding process before either so it will be a new experience.”
The results of Max’s explorations in plaster will be unveiled in the Cast Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum during The London Design Festival in September.
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