Mark Mayerson


Writer, Cartoonist, Sculptor

Sculpture

I started sculpting in 2009 using water-based clay. Because I couldn't devote time to sculpting daily, I eventually moved to a variety of oil-based clays that don't dry out over time. Currently, I'm using Monster Clay, developed for the visual effects industry.

Because oil-based clays like Monster Clay don't ever harden, I have to make a mould and then cast the final piece. Most of my casts have been in Hydrocal, a form of plaster. It's my favorite as it's the easiest to sand and patch, fixing errors that occur in the moulding and casting process. Occasionally, due to the nature of a piece, I have cast in resin. While resin is sturdier than hydrocal, it is also more difficult to refine if there are problems with the mould.

Some of the pieces below are clay originals and others are casts.

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Cool Cats

Cool Cats

Victorian Man

Victorian Man

Naked Below the Waist

Naked Below the Waist

Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson

Head

Head

Two-Faced

Two-Faced (Click for gif)

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Musical Elephant

Musical Elephant (Click for gif)

Bear

Bear

Cowboy

Cowboy

Conan the Octogenarian

Conan the Octogenarian

Koko the Clown

Koko the Clown

Song and Dance Man

Song and Dance Man

John Henry

John Henry

Bas Relief

Bas Relief

Animator Borge Ring

Animator Borge Ring

Resting Dog

Resting Dog

The Optimist

The Optimist

Day's End

Day's End

Warrior

Warrior

Beach Bum

Beach Bum

Bosko

Bosko

Winnie the Carnivore

Winnie the Carnivore