4: Wax Chasing
OVERVIEW | MODELING | MOLD MAKING | WAX CASTING | WAX CHASING | CERAMIC SHELL | POURING BRONZE | CHASING | PATINA
|The wax casting is then cleaned up - a process called chasing.
The mold line is removed, by either carving or melting, any air bubbles in the wax is
surface are removed. The artist will then refine any areas of detail that might not
have transferred well in the wax casting process. A variety of sculpting and melting
tools are used to chase the wax. Whatever surface details the wax casting has at
this point the bronze will have as well, even a finger print will show up in the bronze