I’ve been doing a course with sculptor and jewellery maker Carl Merten over the last few weeks.
This week we kept working on our sculptural form for our Lost Wax Casting.
It’s a technique I’ve been keen to learn. And I’ve realised now why.
You start with a block of wax –
Blue carving wax is a hard and extremely carvable wax. It is designed to deliver easy carving, yet will retain fine detail.
In keeping with the goddess theme I’ve been working on over the course, I decided to sculpt a goddess form.
Here she is in her roughened stage…
With Carls help and direction I’ve refined her a lot. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a photo before she was sent away to be cast.
But I’ll definitely be posting photos of the finished product…. so stay tuned.