Form plaster models and construct molds from models.
What does a Model and Mold Maker do?
Forms plaster models from drawings or blueprints, and constructs molds from model to cast brick or tile products: Mixes water and powder or catalytic compound, and clay, according to specifications, to form plaster. Places plaster on worktable. Cuts, shapes, and finishes plaster according to model specifications, using knife, strips of wood, and fingers. Pours measured amount of plaster into wooden mold form. Coats dry model with soap solution to facilitate removal. Places model into wet plaster to form hand of mold. Removes model from hardened half mold and repeats process to form completed mold.