Dawn and I spent Tuesday afternoon and evening working at King George Gallery, Ilkeston with students, sand, plaster, and a box of tools. All the best artworks come from experimenting with new materials. The process is very simple - take a tray of sand, press it down, take impressions of tools, add plaster, remove excess sand and you are left with the plaster mould. Each step needs to be just right, or the result are not quite what was expected. Because of the drying time we got to see the results first - and were very pleased.