Soap Stone

My material exploration started with a fascination of melting material away. During a class brainstorm, a fellow classmate mentioned glycerin as a possible material. I had never heard of it. I didn’t even know it was soap. But I became interested in the interplay between cast-able materials of varying transparencies and permanence – namely soap, wax, and plaster. Two can be melted with relative ease. One is translucent. All flirt with liquid and solid states.


My original iteration of the block and the link to its Instructable!



My final iteration and Kevin’s version:

Section cut of my final iteration:

section cut [Converted] 02.jpg

And the section cut of Kevin’s iteration:


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