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Pate de Verre Lost Wax Technique (Advanced)
Pate de Verre:  Mold Making:  Tutorial:  Lost Wax Casting: 
Pate de verre, the technique of pressing glass powders or frits into a mold, is a detailed and difficult form of kiln casting. However, it is the use of these fine frits that give pate de verre its distinctive luster and allows for specific placement of colors in the mold. Pate de verre utilizes the 'lost wax' casting method that other art objects are made of, from bronze sculpture to gold and silver jewelry. Each piece starts with a wax model. The model can be an original carving ...


Ten Steps for Slip Casting with Wax (Intermediate)
Tutorial:  Lost Wax Casting: 
STEP ONE: Switch on your wax pot! We've got a specially designed (if somewhat ancient) wax pot in the studio. You can use also use a double boiler over a hob. Two suggestions for safety: never melt wax over direct heat, and never leave your wax pot unattended. STEP TWO: You need a plaster mould. It MUST be what I'd call a "drop out" mould - one where you can turn the mould over and your material will...drop out. Something without undercuts, and that doesn't get narrower towards the top. ...


A PROGRESSIVE ILLUSTRATION OF KILN CASTING (Intermediate)
Mold Making:  Glass Casting:  Tutorial:  Lost Wax Casting: 
The following is a low tech, backyard casting sequence from a small sculpture studio nestled in isolated, bush clad hills of New Zealandís Northland. The quality of a wax casting is purely a personal criteria. Here particular attention was focused on the master before the rubber mold was made. Any unwanted blemish on the master would be also on the subsequent wax castings and require unnecessary time in the cleaning up before plaster molding. Or if not dealt to in the wax stage then eventually...


Artist in Residence: Eliza Au (April 2010) (Intermediate)
Mold Making:  Glass Casting:  Tutorial:  Lost Wax Casting: 
Artist in Residence: Eliza Au (April 2010) Firstly Eliza makes a plaster model and makes a 2 part mold out of it. Then the plaster mold is soaked, wax is then poured into it, mold is then invested in a plaster silica mix... ...


Lost Wax Technique- for Glass Casting (Intermediate)
Glass Casting:  Tutorial:  Lost Wax Casting: 
Casting Glass is not for the faint hearted, it is expensive to establish a glass casting studio and time consuming. If you can rely on a school to get you started or a mate with the right gear, do this first. When you think you have spent enough money, get ready to start buying more equipment and or glass. It took me 3 years full time to become content with my skills base. I am now comfortable about casting glass with a predictable out come (fingers crossed). It does help if someone can teach...


Mould making and Glass Casting Methods (Intermediate)
Mold Making:  Glass Casting:  Lost Wax Casting: 
Clay Model When making an object it must first be decided if the model would be best made in clay or wax. For clay, only a form which allows the clay to be easily removed from the mould should be used. Suitable forms are usually broad based. thick walled and have no undercuts. David uses clay to make the frames from which his 'heads! (modelled in wax) emerge. He casts the frame first in glass and then models the wax to fit into the space. For the purpose of this report I will use a clay f...


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