To clarify, I received a small number of copies from Barry which came from the edition moulds (he was a two-mould edition, which is approx. 160 copies), the moulds are still producing casts as good as the first ones (Barry is a master craftsman!) so these additional copies were offered up on my page on the 2nd August (I sent out a direct email to the Newsletter mailing list, so you won't find it on my Studio Blog page, just in case you were wondering) and I'm pleased to say they were all snapped up. To see the model still selling so well makes my heart sing, so much work goes into sculpting (and selling - admin is a huge part of being an artist) these models that to see them do well is like a giant pat on the back, and as I'm sure you've noticed by now, us artists are an insecure bunch who (quite literally) feed off the approval of our collectors!
So what next? Well, there WILL be a very small number of additional copies coming in a few weeks which should be made available around September sometime, but once those copies are sold, even if the moulds are still going strong, I will be calling a halt to the edition. I appreciate that the limited nature of Artist Resin models is important and I don't want to risk flooding the market with too many copies. The final number of copies might just pip the 200 mark; an epic thumbs up to the skill of my caster, Barry (BearCast Moldings) who can make his moulds last for far longer than I can!
I'm thrilled to have just received a lovely fresh batch of rubber and resin and will be getting to work on making at least one new mould for her very soon. My moulds don't last as well as Barry's, but my last ones made around 40-50 copies each, so we should be flooded in fresh-from-the-mould Night Heathers again soon!
I've made her available as a Pre-Order (casting expected around early September), you can find info on that on my Sales page here.
Night Heather painted by Jen Olp, Moonlit Dale painted by Mindy Berg. Photos of painted models provided by finishwork artists. All photos used with permission.