Wednesday, August 15, 2012

more peachy progress


I've finished all the waxes except for the peach pits for the feet. I've been making the mold for those with liquid latex and I think I have enough layers built up so I'm letting it cure a bit before I try to cast some wax replicas.


I've made the wax model for the box itself,


for the peach inlay piece that goes on the front of the box,



for the top for the box, though I haven't decided if I'm going to have the top cast in bronze or cast it in glass,


and for the flower sculpture that goes on the top for the box.


I glued them down last night in preparation for the casting molds.

When I get the peach pit waxes ready, I'll look for a foundry that can cast them for me in bronze. I don't think I'll use the one I used for the stick on the wren box because I thought it was a little expensive. It could be that I just don't know what is reasonable for a small bronze casting so I guess I'll find out.

I'd like to get this one finished in time for the show at Morgan Contemporary Glass but I don't want to rush it either and risk screwing it up.  



10 comments:

  1. This box is going to look fabulous :)

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  2. the peach for the side is just gorgeous! i think you found a perfect model after all...

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  3. Love looking at the work in progress

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  4. Ode to a peach. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  5. Oh my gosh...love the box and all it's components!!
    The top in bronze would be amazing too
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  6. i dont understand the "process",,,I often,no usually,,try to understand the process...Here I will just enjoy and be grinning at the beauty of it all...Now how did you do all that,,,oh,, I said i wuddent gonna do that, didnt I???...:)

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  7. I am loving watching it unfold.

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