This course gives you an insight into the endless possibilities of sculpting with wax, as a piece in itself, or to create bronze castings.
The session begins with a quick presentation on the Art of Lost-Wax casting, followed by an introduction to a variety of wax-sculpting techniques, using locally sourced natural beeswax.
The tutor will guide you through an introduction to all core wax modelling to techniques, leaving you ready to embark on making whatever you wish, including jewellery, trinkets, household décor, figurative sculpture, ornamental animals etc!
Abigail Burt has travelled to Nepal and India to learn the traditional techniques of lost-wax casting, as a Winston Churchill fellow. Abigail is a fine art sculptor and contemporary medal maker.
For private enquiries and more details, please contact Abigail.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Natural modelling wax and tools will be posted to you in advance.
**Please book a date allowing at least one week post time.**
You will be invited to post your wax models back to the tutor to be cast in bronze! This will require an additional casting cost, dependent on the weight of wax.
Messy clothes or overalls advised!
1 X tealight or/ 1 X spirit lamp fueled with isopropanol.
Flat knife. E.g. Unserated butter knife.
Several metal sculpting tools. - set of stainless steel dentist tools for sculpting Is suggested.
Microwave or/ small saucepan and hob.
Artists casting plaster.
This course is taught online
1½ hours (flexible times to suit)
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
The session started with a look at how the lost wax bronze casting technique has been used historically and by modern sculptors, then a clear explanation of different ways to model with the wax that Abi had sent in the post. I then warmed the wax in a microwave and worked on a model, which I will send back to her to be cast in bronze for an extra cost.
Abi gave very clear explanations and answered all my questions, showing me useful examples, and the zoom call worked well.
Response from Abigail Burt Art:Thank you so much Penny. It was lovely to spend the session online with you. I look forward to receiving your finished sculpture!