Investment Prep

Rubber and Plaster Molds for Waxes

The Sculpture II students are learning how to make make two and three part molds of their original objects, so they can pull wax positives for lost-wax investment castings.  A few shots here show projects in various stages, from making the molds, to pulling the waxes, to spruing up the wax systems to be invested in a plaster/sand concoction.  Ultimately, these will be burned out and filled with bronze or aluminum at the metal foundry at West Virginia University.

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The New Crop of Shoes

Fairmont State Foundations

It’s that time again, and our talented 3D Foundations students at Fairmont State University have not disappointed.  With only a few rolls of masking tape and two weeks of class time, these artists recreate custom footwear, keeping a direct 1-1 scale with their source shoes.  For more information on how the 3D and Sculpture department is progressing, follow my blog!