The Lost Wax Process

In the foundry, 6 mm of hot molten green wax has been painted into the silicon rubber mould of the statue that Christine Charlesworth made (see previous images) to produce a green wax Aphra. This will then be encased in a ceramic shell. When liquid bronze at 1100 degrees C is poured into the shell, the wax melts away and, after the metal has cooled and hardened, we are left with the bronze statue of Aphra Behn. As the piece is too complex to be cast in one piece, the different sections will be joined with invisible welds.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *