lost-wax casting

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lost-wax casting:

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[Fr.,=lost wax], sculptural process of metal casting that may be used for hollow and solid casting. The sculptor makes a model in plaster or clay that is then coated with wax. This model is then covered with a perforated plaster or clay mold.
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28.4 lakh is the price a bidder paid at a Sotheby's New York auction in 2010 for a Macallan 64 Year Old, the oldest ever vintage released by the Scotch whisky maker, that came in a decanter created by Lalique using the lost-wax casting method.
The upper-level curriculum is to complete a lost-wax casting piece and a locket, Craven said.
As in lost-wax casting, a technique that has been used to make sculptures for thousands of years, the team's approach allowed for the mold and vascular template to be removed once the cells were added and formed a solid tissue enveloping the filaments.
Both of these viewpoints remain in the forefront as the company moves into the 42,000-square-foot, multimillion-dollar expansion of its Milford headquarters, where intricate metal parts for jet engines are made using modern variations of the ancient method of lost-wax casting.
Prior to coming to the UK, Mr Nkosi had only made jewellery by hand, but thanks to the Vyse Street company he has access to the latest jewellery production technologies, including computer-aided design, rapid prototyping and sophisticated lost-wax casting.
The male bust exudes a feeling of power and authenticity, while the female bust expresses softness and delicacy.Genuine works of art, the initial crystal flacons were made piece by piece -- every "bust-stopper", made by lost-wax casting, was a unique piece requiring a kind of know-how that is virtually unobtainable.
The murals were created by local sculptor Joan Benefiel and fabricated by Brooklyn's Excalibur Bronze using the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. All work received New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
If you refer back to the February and March "Into the Fire" columns that detail the lost-wax casting process, you'll have a better understanding of what is required to have an original sculpture transformed into bronze.
"Lost-Wax Casting: Old, New, And Inexpensive Methods" is an instruction guide to a specialized form of jewelry making that takes the reader through a comprehensive, superbly presented, step-by-step process of casting.
Kichler presents this grand Sebastian scrolled iron chandelier made with the lost-wax casting technique, and featuring hand-stenciled filigree ornamentation on each glass shade.
The main advantage of lost-wax casting is extremely high quality of casting surface, which allows producing near-net-shape work-pieces practically without allowance for rough machining (Fig.
Both Bielka and Reubel use a more complicated process called lost-wax casting, which dates back to ancient Egypt.