Hey everyone, Kent here from The Stray Artist.com. “The Stray Artist” started out as my own little art gallery located in Hendersonville, NC back in 2002. It was a collection of art from a dozen or so local artisans, including my own. I still drift back and forth between the many forms of art as some of you know. I prefer stained glass, fused glass, lamp work, sheet copper, lino printing, silk screen printing, woodworking, bead weaving, leather working, and paper & cloth mache, just to name a few.
Lately I have been into casting a few of my original clay sculptures with a high strength cement. The process is done by applying 30 or more thin coats of liquid latex over my original clay sculpture as to build up a thick rubber flexible shell. When the latex process is finished and dry I make a mother-mold over the liquid latex shell with plaster for the latex to have something naturally to lay back inside of while casting. I use a super high strength cement formula that cures hard enough for me to remove the piece in about 30 minutes to an hour and set aside to finish curing. A heavy duty galvanized hanging wire is also embedded deep into each piece during this casting process. When cured, the piece can then be painted with latex paints if needed and sprayed with a couple coats of a matte finish sealer.
You check out all my “clay castings” pieces here in the menu under “Castings” where more details for each piece are given. I hope to be selling and shipping early in 2021. Only within the US, and only through UPS. The larger, heavier, pieces will be somewhere between $18-$30 to ship depending upon your distance from my zip code of 32322. An exact shipping cost will be calculated through UPS. Thanks for stopping by… The Stray Artist…. out!