A cast is a form created by pouring liquid material, such as plaster or molten metal, into a mould

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  • Rachel Whiteread, 'Untitled (Stairs)' 2001
    Rachel Whiteread
    Untitled (Stairs) 2001
    Mixed media
    object: 3750 x 220 x 5800 mm
    Purchased from funds provided by the Art Fund and Tate Members 2003© Rachel Whiteread
  • Ron Mueck, 'Spooning Couple' 2005
    Ron Mueck
    Spooning Couple 2005
    Mixed media
    plinth: 690 x 827 x 624 mm, 20 kg
    displayed: 1165 x 1040 x 790 mm
    Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008© Ron Mueck
  • Antony Gormley, 'Three Ways: Mould, Hole and Passage' 1981-2
    Antony Gormley
    Three Ways: Mould, Hole and Passage 1981-2
    Lead sheet and plaster
    object: 620 x 995 x 510 mm, 90 kg
    object: 625 x 1230 x 800 mm, 110 kg
    object: 310 x 2110 x 570 mm, 110 kg
    Purchased 1995© Antony Gormley and Jay Jopling/White Cube (London)

Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley and Ron Mueck are all artists that use casting heavily in their work.