Materials & Process: Lost Wax Casting



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the work of David Freda
Here's a good representation of David Freda's work, from MAD's permanent collection.

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more lost wax videos
There's an active community of craftspeople using lost wax casting on youtube. Here's a good video - you'll see many more in the 'related videos' section.

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Google Books: casting manual
As a professional jewelry maker, David Freda has a studio full of sophisticated equipment, like this wax injector. However, you can get started in casting without making a huge investment. Check out this book, a generous preview of which is made available.

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other uses for casting
Need some dental work done on the cheap? Learn lost-wax casting! The process of making dental molds is practically the same as the one illustrated by David Freda in this video. (image courtesy:

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more cast work by David Freda
You can see more of David's work at his website.

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Lost wax casting, also known as cire perdue, is a craft technique that is thousands of years old, and yet continues to be used today by for the production of cast metal objects. In this video, David Freda's work with lost wax casting shows that a mastery of this ancient craft is essential for the creation of fine art objects.

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