Discarded Plaster of Paris hardened in a plastic cup and water bottle.

Carving of plaster from water bottle…

Carving the plaster from water bottle…

Carving plaster from cup…

Another carving…

Original front…

Original side…

Sealing the original with turpentine

Back half of Plaster of Paris mould made from original (with original still inside)…

Front half of Plaster of Paris mould made from original…

The back half had to be split into two to avoid damaging the undercuts (ears)…

Pouring slip into the mould (of a coconut)…

Checking the thickness…

Opening the mould…

Opening the mould…

First cast removed from mould…

First cast along with original plaster of paris carving…

Second cast…

Bottom half on coconut cast (still in mould)…

First and second cast of coconut…

A bulb and its cast…

Fired in the kiln…

Fired in the kiln…

Bulbs, coconuts, and… a head…