WAX, we use it to make candles, seal bottles and cheeses, and we use it to sculpt. Traditionally used in foundries to create metal castings, the lost wax process was adopted by glass casters to create more seamless sculptures with intricate detailing. Unlike glass blowing, the combination of the lost wax process and kiln casting allow the artist to achieve details to the highest and most intimate level, such as the veins of a leaf, and the pores and goose bumps on human flesh. In this workshop you will learn to model wax from scratch, cast wax into rubber and alginate molds, build off of your creations, transfer textures from one object to another, polishing wax, use hot soldering irons, and metal modeling tools. This workshop is essential for any aspiring glass caster, or sculptor interested in transforming their creations into glass. A precursor to intro to casting or an addendum to your current skills, this workshop will start you on the path to mastering wax.
*Sign up for both this class and Lost Wax Kiln Casting: Weekend Workshop for $800. To take advantage of this special offer book with Kellie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.625.3685 ext. 246
- June 15th, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217