To make Mr Potato was part of the sculpture introduction course at school. I enjoyed it so much. The slowness of it, the materials deciding the phase and to make an object that would appear real and living but in fact is made out of a ‘dead’ (not changing) material.
To go through this process made me have a kind of aha moment. I find an object, create a mould around it, remove the object, put the mould back together with the cavity inside, pour in plaster, wait and then I have a new object that is a copy of whatever I chose to make a mould around. It is basic, I know, but to actually make it felt very different.