There are times when gourmet edges more towards the laboratory than the kitchen; spherification is one of those times. In this culinary technique, liquids are transformed into globular semisolid gels thanks to a hydrocolloid gum extracted from seaweed. 559 more words
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I have been casting fingers from Lauren Baker’s hand for the past couple of weeks. I initially cast them out of alginate and plaster to ensure that the ‘perfect’ fingers were cast as these would be remoulded with silicone to cast in resin. 107 more words
For the first time, I decided to singularly cast my mouth/lip out of alginate.
Alginate is what many dentists’ use to create patients teeth casts for braces, and therefore it is extremely safe to put in mouth, as long as you don’t swallow it…
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Mac Bain in his belted orange oilskin stands proudly beside his stack of tangles, even while he looks to the camera his hand continues working, turning the stipes of the seaweed ensuring the stack will withstand the wind while being dried by it. 699 more words
Today I had great fun in the Hot Wax Room. I was given an induction into the basics of casting with wax – the methods, the materials I can cast into (Vinamold, Plaster etc) and the materials I can create positives from wax moulds (namely bronze). 210 more words