Mannequin Mold Maker

Build plaster or plastic molds of display models.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mannequin Mold Makers do?

Builds plaster or plastic molds of display models: Lays model on bench, packs clay around model to centerline of figure, and greases exposed part of model. Prepares plaster of paris and smears it on upper part of figure, shaping it to form base of mold. Applies reinforcing strips of hemp fiber over mold body and covers hemp with layer of plaster. Applies successive layers of liquid plastic, glass fiber mesh cloth, and liquid resin around model. Removes supporting clay from figure, turns mold over, and applies plaster of paris and hemp fiber or plastic, cloth, and resin to remainder of figure to complete mold.

Should I be a Mannequin Mold Maker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Mannequin Molder

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