I am retiring my elder vampire mold.
This cheeky bugger will be the last of these mugs made.
Because I work in a small studio and because I would prefer to spend my time sculpting instead of producing large numbers of the same mugs, I make just one plaster mold for my mugs.
These plaster molds do not last indefinitely and produce only a few castings before they begin to show their age, and need to be sent to live on a farm somewhere vague.
The elder vampire mold has gotten to that age, but don’t be sad before I have to take this old mold out behind the woodshed I made a final copy in monster clay!
The elder vampire will get a fresh new re sculpt and come back as a brand new mug design.
Maybe it will still be a vampire, maybe a mummy, or maybe some as yet undrempt of horror you will just have to wait and see.