This studio is a small scale reconstruction of the original Plastic Studio - a huge glazed structure that Moore built to allow him to enlarge working models to monumental scale before they were transported to the foundry. Sculptures made in this way include the plasters for Reclining Figure, 1963-65, a large scale commission for the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York, and also Double Oval, 1966. The finished bronze of Double Oval can be seen in the grounds nearby.
Moore in the original Plastic Studio with the monumental plaster for Reclining Figure, 1963-65.
photo: Frank Stanton
Two plaster versions of Draped Reclining Mother and Baby (1982 and 1983) in the Plastic Studio. The smaller working model is marked up with a numbered grid, a part of the enlargement process that enabled Moore to translate small sculptures to a monumental scale.
photo: Jonty Wilde