Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lost Wax Casting

A sculptor is a person obsessed with the form and shape of things.
~Henry Moore


Sharing sculptures made using lost wax casting this Art Thursday.


Liquid bronze being poured into the casting mold.
photo by Álfheiður Magnúsdóttir

Working at Kondagaon Bastar Workshop
photo shared by Sushilsakhuja

Indian Village Mother with five children
by Sushilsakhuja

Michael Jordan
by Omri and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany
photo by Wally Gobetz

William Shakespeare
designed by John Massey Rhind in 1907
photo by Wally Gobetz

Durga Dokra style. Dokra style is brass worked by the lost wax method of metal casting, pioneered by Adibasi metalsmiths of central India, but this Durga is actually made of clay.
photo by Lokendra Nath Roychoudhury

Moire copper ban, Chu, before 552 BC

Ashanti Lost Wax Casting in Krofofrom, Ghana
Bronze Sculpture: Lost Wax Casting on Get Up and DIY
Sculpture lesson plan from the National Park Service

2 comments:

HWY said...

The process shown in that video was something to behold. Very complicated and it looked it a *lot* could go wrong.

Definitely made me appreciate what the metalsmiths did centuries ago.

I'll never look at that Michael Jordan sculpture (or the sculptures at any ballpark) the same way again!

LInda Baie said...

My words could be exactly as the above commenter! I had no idea that the process was so involved. Watching the use of so many tools makes me wonder how artisans managed so many years ago, Tabatha. Thanks for the sculpture education!