The Lost Wax Process
The process starts when an original sculpture which can be made of a variety of materials is brought to us.
From the original we make a negative rubber mold. We then produce an exact wax duplicate of the original.
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.
The sprued wax duplicate is then coated with a ceramic shell.
This shell is then de-waxed under extreme heat. The hollow space left in the shell is then filled with molten bronze.
After the bronze cools off the shell is chipped off.
The sprues are removed and the bronze can be finished. Patina can be applied to it.