Wax molds for casting metal also pop up here and there around the studio. “When I originally created the molds for my faceted vases in porcelain,” says Wiseman, “I took a hunk of plaster and started carving it by hand. But eventually I became interested in actually making a mold in bronze. Plaster is a great mold-making tool, and you can get really clean lines, but when you use a grinder on metal you get a completely different texture than you can get using sandpaper on plaster. The bronze, though, ended up being so compelling to me that I created a small edition of bronze faceted vases.”
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Wax molds for casting metal also pop up here and there around the studio. “When I originally created the molds for my faceted vases in porcelain,” says Wiseman, “I took a hunk of plaster and started carving it by hand. But eventually I became interested in actually making a mold in bronze. Plaster is a great mold-making tool, and you can get really clean lines, but when you use a grinder on metal you get a completely different texture than you can get using sandpaper on plaster. The bronze, though, ended up being so compelling to me that I created a small edition of bronze faceted vases.”