Glass Sculpting and Casting

My glass sculpting process involves several important steps.

Step 1 - The original artwork is hand sculpted in clay while the client or

a life model sits for me. This process involves 3 to 4, 1 to 2

hour sittings.

Step 2 - A mould is constructed around this original clay sculpture

and the clay is then removed.

Step 3 - Wax is then poured into this mould, resulting in an exact

wax replica of the original clay sculpture. The wax sculpture

is then removed from the mould.

Step 4 - The wax is then cleaned up and design elements added to it.

Step 5 - Another mould is constructed around the finished wax.

Step 6 - The mould is placed into a kiln and glass melted into the

mould. After cooling, the mould is removed from around the

glass.

Step 7 - The glass sculpture is then cold worked to complete the

process.