foamcut Japanese garden ornament in plaster

Vera came up with the idea to recreate a japanese tea-garden on top of our steel containers in the lab. Naturally we needed some ornaments to create atmosphere so Vera started up her Illustrator (yes, I know, inkscape is better 🙂 and started drawing a 2d outline of her first ornament. We want a positive model in foam so we can coat it, and we want a negative mold so we can pour new ornaments in plaster-of-paris.

cutting a larger block to managable size
Cut once, rotate 90 degrees and cut again
second pass for the final product
tadaa … !