Wax Working for Sculptors: Weekend Workshop

June 15th - June 16th
Elizabeth Cote |

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 kelliek@urbanglass.org or 718.625.3685 ext. 246

Class Schedule
  • Weekend | 2 Sessions: June 15 — June 16
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor

Elizabeth Cote

Elizabeth is native New Yorker, born and raised in the big city. She spends her days walking her dog, teaching, and making sculpture.

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