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Casting in Wax

    Once the plaster stage is complete, each section is carefully pulled off the clay and cleaned. A paintbrush is then dipped into a crockpot filled with melted wax and the inside surface of each plaster section gets a coat of wax; then a second coat and a third until the thickness builds to abut 1/4". This takes time as one section is done at a time.  Once cool the wax becomes hard and is easily removed from the plaster. These wax copies are then assembled and the seams joined. The resulting wax statue resembles a hollow chocolate candy Easter bunny.          

Then it's off to the foundry. Where they take the process over.

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Showing the hollow left hand.

Touching up the wax casting.

Painting wax into a plaster section.