Hello. I want to start publishing my new project - the process of making a large glass sculpture - a glass statue of a girl of 180 cm high (70.87 inches).
First, I will explain some technical solutions. For stability during transportation and overall reliability of the structure, I decided to mount all parts of the statue with each other and even more with the main load bearing mounting plate. It will be a sheet of black glass 2 cm thick. Of course, for a delicate translucent glass, the statue has a good contrast with rough dark granite, but for me it's expensive now. To connect all the parts of the statue with each other, I use UV glue, and for the mounting to the plate I use silicone sealant - this will give some flexibility to the whole structure. If necessary, the sealant can be cut with a thin knife and detach the statue from the plate. Inside the statue, I want to place a light source and thus it will be a large sculptural lamp on the wall for example in the interior of a hotel, restaurant or home. If the owner wants to cover up the nakedness of this statue (for example, in Asian countries), this can be done using a organza tunic, it will be like a lamp shade, and also beautiful.
The most difficult parts of this statue are the head and feet. For these parts I will make ceramic graphite molds. For all other parts of the statue - legs, arms and body I will make simple ceramic molds - this is another technology. This allows you to get 50 - 70 glass items of sufficient quality. But a simple ceramic mold is made very quickly 1 - 2 days. Therefore, I myself wonder how much time I need to do this glass statue. I made a gypsum model for about three weeks, but after separating the parts, I can change something else. During the process, I will add a photo and description.
The photo shows where the borders of the statue's parts will be. In total there will be 12 parts.
The statue is sawn in 12 pieces. Now the parts must be very accurately prepared for connection with each other and make an additional fixation with the lodgment for all parts relative to the mounting plate.