It is impossible for JDs, which are reproduced by hand, to be free of parting lines: the lines are imprints of the opening lines of the silicon mold.
Silicon casting is done by hand, so the parting lines are not even.
Because these parting lines undermine the evenness and aesthetic sophistication of the doll, aesthe (sanding) work is done to remove them.
Aesthe (sanding) is process by which the parting lines are removed in a way intended by the sculpt producer to enhance the evenness and aesthetic sophistication of the reproduced JDs.
In other words, the aesthe (sanding) process aims to refine the reproduction so that it becomes as close in form as the original model.
Therefore, a thorough understanding of the form and structure of JDs is required to do aesthe (sanding) work properly.
Aesthe (sanding) work can be done just by following the general contours of the doll’s form if the doll is of a relatively simple design.
However, when it comes to more realistic JDs that have complex curves, aesthe (sanding) must be done in such a way as to maintain these subtle curves if the original sculptural and aesthetic value of the dolls is to be preserved.
If you are not confident about your aesthe (sanding) skills and knowledge, it is recommended that you use the services of a specialist.
Dollstown’s aesthe (sanding) specialists have received direct training from the sculptor.
Dollstown specialists’ aesthe (sanding) work is also subject to a rigorous quality control process.
Aesthe (sanding) is not simply a matter of removing parting lines.
It is a process by which a reproduced JD is “restored” into an original model.