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 […]

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Casting the Jawbone

Casting the jawbone raised a host of issues that I didn’t realise would be a problem, but hopefully it will work out in the end. Before we could make a hot rubber mould of the jawbone Becky (the technician) and I decided to make a plaster cast of the jaw, as we felt it would […]

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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 […]

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Hot Rubber Moulds

  Whilst working on the burn out moulds that didn’t work I also decided to make a few batches of hot rubber moulds. The process is lengthier, but once the final plaster mould is fired in the kiln the waxes will melt out leaving hollow spaces for the molten metal to be poured into. To […]

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Midpoint Review Video

I couldn’t go into too much detail about the research on either project, but it is all below on my blog if you would like to see it- I preferred to focus on the practical work I have been doing, as a lot of work goes into it that you don’t necessarily see when you […]

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