Clay Williams is an artist and figurative sculptor who lives in Imlay City, Michigan. His work focuses on the beauty of the human form. Mr. Williams describes his artistic vision:
"As I contemplate the figure and the pose, the material and the model, I do it with eyes wide open, focused to bring out the beauty that is hidden within. As an artist and sculptor, I use lines, shapes and material to reveal the poetry of the human form."
Mr. Williams has used the FORTON MG casting system for many years to create a variety of castings and casting effects.
- Forton MG dry components are pre-blended including a blue powder aggregate.
- A power mixer is used to thoroughly mix all Forton MG components in mixing container.
- A face coat of FORTON MG with blue aggregate is brushed into mold cavity.
- An even coating is applied.
- A second batch of FORTON MG is mixed (without blue aggregate) and brushed over initial face coat.
- Second coating is applied evenly throughout the mold cavity.
- “E” glass fiber is uniformly applied over the second layer of the FORTON MG. The glass fiber provides lightweight reinforcement and makes the casting very strong.
- A third batch of FORTON MG is mixed and brushed over the glass fiber to smooth the surface and make the finished casting easier to handle.
- After all layers are cured the rubber mold is peeled away from the cured FMG casting.
- Casting is demolded from rubber mold.
- Newly demolded Forton MG Casting reflects all detail captured by the mold.
- Polishing – a polishing tool will help bring out the finish of the aggregate.
- The polished casting is ready for additional post finishing.
- Finished work made out of Forton MG. The sculpture is durable and lightweight.
- Using fillers and color, a variety of finishes are possible using the FORTON MG system.