Practical Work To Do List

Buy saucepan for glass wax Use existing moulds to make glass wax casts Use existing moulds to make jesmonite casts (plaster casts didn’t work) Finish bronzes and aluminium casts Go back to riverbank and find plastic bottle (and other things?) Cast bottle in foundry (?) Use existing moulds to use eco resin? – Speak to […]

Read More Practical Work To Do List

Putting the Waxes into Moulds

These photos show the process of prepping my wax bones for the kiln. Process: I started by pressing the waxes into clay, separated by a layer of cling film to make it easier to remove the clay at a later stage. I built up the clay a little to help hold the waxes in place […]

Read More Putting the Waxes into Moulds

Wax Casts

Photos of the wax casting process- melting the wax in a saucepan before leaving it to cool to pouring temperature (the wax needs to be cool enough that it coats the side of the pan), then pouring into the secured moulds, including the larger brick mould, before de-moulding and removing excess wax/working the details back […]

Read More Wax Casts

Foundry Work: Burn out

I haven’t updated in a while, as I have been busy physically making work in the foundry this term, which takes up a lot of my physical and mental energy- it is a very hands on, time consuming process, and at the time of writing this I have no finished pieces, as my first mould […]

Read More Foundry Work: Burn out