The Lost Wax Process

The process starts when an original sculpture which can be made of a variety of materials is brought to us.

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From the original we make a negative rubber mold. We then produce an exact wax duplicate of the original.

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Then we execute the Sprueing (also called gating) of the wax by fusing wax rods (the spues) from the wax duplicate to a wax cup.

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The sprued wax duplicate is then coated with a ceramic shell.

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This shell is then de-waxed under extreme heat. The hollow space left in the shell is then filled with molten bronze.

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After the bronze cools off the shell is chipped off.

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The sprues are removed and the bronze can be finished. Patina can be applied to it.

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