Still bronze casting.

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Bronze casting workshop. Yesterday we burnt out the wax in the shell casts. It’s quite a simple process when you get your head around it, just takes some patience too. Soon to be casting in these.


CuLtlery.

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Wax fork manipulation, here are some initial wax casts created last week in the wax session. I like the rough quality to the pieces, they look nieve and child like in their making. I want to build form using the fork shape to create something abstract. This could be cast in bronze or scanned in 3D to create a new dimension to the work.


Cooking up a fork.

Finally used my vinamould mould with beeswax. I haven’t had a wax induction yet so the making of this took place in the kitchen. I like the quality of the wax. Next I am going to soften the wax in hot water to manipulate the shape, I need to trim the edges first though.


Getting hot and sticky.

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Open access workshop using Vinamould, it works a bit like silicone. Here I have taken a mould of a fork which I plan to use to create multiple wax forks that can be bent and twisted. It fits in with my 3D design brief in which I plan to use mundane objects that I will manipulate using Rhino. It will be printed out using a makerbot and finished by hand. I’m currently developing my ideas for the project to be presented this Friday.