Some of the information may seem obvious, but the site will try to give you advice and hints on various topics; gathering a basic toolkit, working with a range of materials for the first time, and negotiating a complex job with technical staff.
If you experiment and use materials, your ideas will grow and original work will appear. This site is not about manufacturing, it is about finding creative processes.
Please take note of any Safety points, and get further advice if you are still unsure of a process. This site is not intended to be a substitute for hands-on experience.
17 pages are available, not all are complete yet, but pages are regularly updated and expanded.
Navigate back to this page by clicking on “Foundation 3D” at the top of the page.
Some images can be enlarged by clicking to open them. (you may have to unblock pop-ups from this site to do this.)
When you are ready for some more advanced information, and material inspiration,
Try Camberwell’s Material Library- http://cltad.arts.ac.uk/groups/camberwellmateriallibrary/
And Chris Follows’ Process Arts site at http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/tags/cube to view Paul Lindley’s material sampler set and for films of sand casting and other processes.
This blog contains links to manufacturers and suppliers- some of them will give you information on using their products, try http://www.modelshop.co.uk/article/show/22 from the 4D modelshop- casting, foamboard use, modelmaking.
or http://www.canonburyarts.co.uk/bioresin.html on the use of bioresins.
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