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Lost wax technique

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The technique of lost wax sculpture is a precedure old tradition used to obtain metal figures ( usually bronze), using a mold made with beeswax. This technique is very laborious and requires a long manufacturing process.

First the wax is molded to create the desired size, then carving around with clay well pressed and placed in an oven set to melt the wax ( which exits through holes prepared to this effect) and in place of the wax is introduced in liquid bronze adopting this original shape of the mold.

Then the clay is broken and leaves inside the desired size which is usually given a final treatment for patina finish.

Breaking the mold makes each piece unique and therein lies its charm and its value.

 

 

 

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