There are 26 total investment molds that have to be made from the several areas of this wax glass blowing scene. Some of the molds will need metal outer jackets to keep the mold together when taking them out of a hot kiln and pouring hot glass into them. The molds seen below are of the assistants arms, hands, torso and head. Once the molds are completed, the wax has to be steamed out (lost wax process). The molds then have an empty cavity which glass can then be pored into. The molds then have to sit to become bone dry.
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.