by Bernard K. Means, director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory
Today’s animation is a paste gem from the Fairfield Plantation site. The gem was provided to the Virtual Curation Laboratory by visitors from the Fairfield Foundation, which is located in Gloucester, Virginia. This particular object was challenging to scan because it was clear and small, but a liberal coating of a neutral white powder enabled us to create a digital model and we subsequently were able to print a plastic replica. The digital model itself needs some further editing to remove imperfections created by the powder coating.