Most of our work is produced using the ‘lost wax method’ a process that is thousand of years old. Put simply it involves ‘investing’ the wax pattern, melting out the wax to form a mould and pouring the metal into the cavity.
Here are some of the steps commonly involved in our studio process: simply click on the + sign to expand our photo gallery
Remove the shell from the kiln and the crucible from he furnace and pour the molten metal into the shell cavity.
Once the metal has solidified drop the still hot shell filled with metal into a metal container filled with water and crack off the shell. Then sandblast to remove the last of the shell.
Sandblast the piece to provide a finished surface suitable for accepting patina chemicals. There are hundred of recipes available but the most common are ferric nitrate and cupric nitrate often preceded by liver of sulphur.