The newest addition to the studio is this vacuum caster, which acts as the studio’s makeshift silver foundry. “Right now I’m making a set of silver Judaica for my New York client. Basically you put your mold in this vacuum chamber and you heat up the silver granules. When the silver’s molten, you pour it into the mold and turn on the vacuum casting, which ensures that all of the metal will penetrate the tiniest intricate details of your mold. It’s a really handy way to make really complicated shapes and forms,” says Wiseman.
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The newest addition to the studio is this vacuum caster, which acts as the studio’s makeshift silver foundry. “Right now I’m making a set of silver Judaica for my New York client. Basically you put your mold in this vacuum chamber and you heat up the silver granules. When the silver’s molten, you pour it into the mold and turn on the vacuum casting, which ensures that all of the metal will penetrate the tiniest intricate details of your mold. It’s a really handy way to make really complicated shapes and forms,” says Wiseman.