Jack Bryant Jr. Art
Step by step in the lost wax process
First the artist sculpts the model out of clay or wax.
|Finished Scupture||A rubber mold is made around the model with a plaster shell supporting the rubber mold.||The rubber mold is then taken off the model and put back together in the plastic shell.||Melted Wax is then poured into the mold in order to get a wax copy of the sculpture.||The wax is then worked to take the flaws out of the pattern.|
|The wax pattern is dipped into a vat of Art Plaster 9 or 10 times.||This builds up a thick shell around the wax.||After a few days the plaster has dried and has formed a hard, thick shell around the wax.||The shell is then put into a large oven and the wax is melted out of the shell; leaving the shell hollow inside with the form of the wax pattern inside.||After a few days the plaster has dried and has formed a hard, thick shell around the wax.||Pure Bronze is melted down at tempetures reaching between 2,200 and 2,400 degrees.|
|The bronze is poured into the hollow shells capturing the form of the wax pattern that was inside.||Another picture of the pouring process||The plaster is then chiseled and sandblasted off the bronze.||Jack Jr. sandblasting the bronze|
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