Most people think of sprig molds as press-molded decorative elements that are affixed to work, but Blair Clemo uses sprigs as part of his construction process. Blair started off working this way by experimenting with sprig molds he made from found objects. Then he decided to make his own custom sprigs.
In this clip from his new video Simply Ornate: Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing with Press Molds, Blair shares how he makes these fairly complex-looking sprigs with a process that is actually quite simple.
Simply Ornate: Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing with Press Molds can be purchased here: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/simply-ornate-handbuilding-wheel-throwing-with-press-molds/