After waxes are poured, they have to be pulled from the silicone molds and assessed. I had to pour and pull multiple waxes in various thicknesses to get the wax with the best details. The wax has to be thin enough to pull and push it into shape and thick enough to hold together and not fall apart. Once I am happy with how the wax is going I can start to set it up on an armature and work with clay to fill in areas of the figure.
Dean Allison is a studio artist working with portrait sculpture and the figure with glass. His studio is in Pittsburgh PA. Dean is working on a commissioned sculpture for our new space in the Newark Arts Common. Follow Dean as he works to create this new significant work of art.