Posted on March 26, 2015
Resin is a wonderful medium to create with. It's far from easy to use, but overcoming the technical challenges opens a door to a world of endless possibility. Resin brings most of the properties of glass together with the ability to cold embed, adhere, soften and re-form at low temperature and, most importantly, mould at low-temperature.
Of the three common room temperature/pressure resins, I prefer to use epoxy. It's the most technically demanding but compared with its counterparts polyester and polyurethane, epoxy resin is very hard and strong and exhibits little shrinkage.
After working mostly with wood for many years, my foray into contemporary resin introduces the qualities of colour and transparency … and mouldable organic form. I've so far only barely scratched the surface of possibility and I'm eager to explore the medium much more fully in the next few years.
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