The first half of plaster is finished. Now I flip it over and remove the cradle. The front-side plaster now serves as the cradle for the work.
The cradle is removed in pieces and carefully pulled back from the clay blanket which remains in place against the plaster and surrounding the model. Toss out the cradle thankfully, for the work it did.
The second side is ready to begin working on. Another clay blanket and plaster will be made to enclose this side of the model.