These fish props made their debut on the Theatre Ancaster stage in the 2008 production of Beauty & the Beast. They were on for a total of maybe 5 minutes in the “market scene”! However, since then the fish have proven to be useful in a number of other Theatre Ancaster shows. We try to get them as much stage time as much as possible, and from the photos you might guess why. They took a lengthy process to put together, but ended with a great result. The original sculpt was made with wet clay over a foam and plastic armature, the molds are plaster piece molds, and a rubber latex was brushed on and built up in layers to reach the desired thickness. Acrylic paints were used to colour the fish (although I do recommend using a proper paint made for use on latex if you can afford it and want the piece to last). Clear glass gems were painted on the flat bottom side to create the fish’s eyeballs.