Fairlynch Museum Trustee Michael Downes, left, with David Williams holding the replica chalice. In the background is the copy by Budleigh Salterton Venture Art Club of Millais' famous painting 'The Boyhood of Raleigh.' The Museum displayed the original painting on two occasions in the past
The Tudor rose, on top, is separate; it was sculpted in milliput, a modelling material. Milliput is in fact the trade name for a cold setting, non shrinking, two-part epoxy putty.
The base and stem were sculpted in the same way, in milliput, again just from photos of the original.
The base is separate, with the stem just placed on top. Once these components had been sculpted, we could make rubber moulds. These were used to cast the parts centrifugally.
The engraving on the original chalice was repeated four times around the chalice and joined up to make a wide band."
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