AUCTION 2001 SPECIAL
A SMALL WORLD"
A Production Progressive
by RAY DAY
As created for the 2000 Official Disneyana Convention.
SOLD FOR $5500 AT
DISNEYANA 2001 AUCTION!
"Production Progressive" display
features sculptural production elements
from the Lilliput Lane Studio, Penrith, England
Day researched, designed and sculpted
the wax model
at his Southern Indiana Studio between
1999 and February 2000.
The fragile wax
model was then sent to the Lilliput
Lane Studio for molding and tooling.
This "Production Progressive"
features three basic sculptural
elements leading to the production of
the 400 piece edition made
for Disneyana Collectibles Convention
in September, 2000.
RESIN MASTER used to produce the production molds.
(Top Left in photo above)
The original wax sculpture is covered
with liquid rubber
to produce a solid mold from which a
durable resin master is produced.
The wax is destroyed when removed from
the mold. Final corrections and alterations
are made at this stage.
From this Resin Master, all production
molds are made.
AMORPHITE PRODUCTION CAST before painting.
(Top right in photo above)
elements and "tools" envelop
the resin master
to create thin silicone rubber production
Amorphite (a rich, dense, gypsum
rock plaster) is hand-poured
into each mold by expert crafts persons.
the rubber mold is peeled away to reveal
a pure white replica
of the original sculpture. The "white"
model is dipped
in a tinted liquid polymer to seal the
to establish the basic tonal color of
ORIGINAL PAINTING MASTER used in the studio.
(Center in photo above)
The PAINTING MASTER is produced in the
Ray's research photos along with
reference material provided by Walt
are used to determine the final color
Each Amorphite cast is dried before
under strict guidelines to match this
designed the "Mickey Mouse Base"
these three unique, original elements
used to produce
the entire edition in 2000. The base
measures 16" x 21" (ear to
The sculptures with base measure 6"
Each element is positioned on pegs,
Brass plaques identify each sculptural
five more photos at "It's
A Small World"
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Ray Day sculptures
created for Lilliput Lane and Enesco