An insight into the process. First, we sketch or in my case, I usually have the designs in my head. A wax is then carved after which a silicone or rubber mold is made.
The wax or waxes are sprued and fused onto a rubber base, called a “sprue base”. Then a metal flask, which resembles a short length of steel pipe that ranges roughly from 1.5 to six inches tall and wide, is put over the sprue base and the waxes. Most sprue bases have a circular rim which grips the standard-sized flask, holding it in place. Investment (refractory plaster) is mixed and poured into the flask, filling it. It hardens, then is burned out as outlined above. Casting is usually done straight from the kiln either by centrifugal casting or vacuum casting.
Most of our pieces are cast in sterling silver which are filed, tumbled, polished. We also apply our special texture on most of our pieces.