This week on TheNiceNiche.com, SPRING (finally!)—captured in gorgeous plastic casts— Rachel Dein of Tactile Studio Rachel Dein's method of plaster casting captures flowers and foliage in a unique and delicate way. She creates her original casts by making an impression in wet clay and then pouring plaster directly over it. The clay captures the most intricate details, subtly accenting the plaster as it sets... >>read more>> #art #flowers #london

Rachel Dein, Tactile Studio

Making a Beautiful Impression Rachel Dein's method of plaster casting captures flowers and foliage in a unique and delicate way. She creates her original casts by making an impression in wet clay and then pouring plaster directly over it.

A friend in London called our attention to the work of Rachel Dein, an artist and theater prop maker who specializes in preserving the ghost impressions of flowers and objects in quadrants of plaster. She describes her results as "fossils from everyday life." Above: After creating the desired impressions, Dein hammers and seals a wooden frame onto the clay and pours plaster over it.

The Ultimate Pressed Flowers

Tactile Studio - Artist and theater prop maker Rachel Dein specializes in preserving the ghost impressions of flowers and objects in quadrants of plaster. She describes her results as 'fossils from everyday life'.

UK artist Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over them. The clay captures...

UK artist Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over them. The clay captures.

press real foliage to make impression, then fill to make relief - inspiration from Tactile Studio

I am so in love with these beautiful artworks made of plaster by artist Rachel Dein

Plaster cast...Rachael Dein...Nicki2

Rachel Dein – Plaster and Concrete Artist

Working as part Tactile Studio in London, UK, Dein’s recent artistic venture involves plaster casting, the simple yet time consuming process of pressing objects into clay, and then filling the imprints with plaster and concrete. Her latest plaster cast tiles feature a variety of plant life including lilac, dicentra, hellebore and welsh poppies.

Unusual flora and fauna composed in casting tile using plaster

Fossils from Everyday Life: Plaster Cast Plant Tiles by Rachel Dein

“I enjoy the magic of plaster casting to create fossils from everyday life — whether it’s a shell found on holiday, your grandmother’s treasured lace, a Christening gown, or the flowers from your wedding” Rachel Dein’s method of plaster casting captures everyday objects in a unique and delicate way. She makes impressions in wet clay, and then pours plaster directly over it.

Dein's tiles are made from an extra-hard white British plaster called Crystacal R. They come in two sizes, 12 by 12 centimeters and 40 by 40 centimeters. Prices start at for a small tile and for a large one.

plaster casts by Rachel Dein. Rachel lays flowers and foliage on to a rolled-out slab of clay, presses them in to transfer all their details and then carefully removes them. A wooden frame is then placed over and the plaster poured in. Once set, the clay is peeled away to reveal the ‘plants’ in relief.

UK artist Rachel Dein, plaster casts plants to create beautiful Fossil Flowers


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