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Brass Medallions


These vintage brass medallions were made using 'the lost wax method'. This is a very old process where the item is first carved in wax. Every detail of the design is carefully carved.  Next a mold of clay is created around the item. Liquid metal - brass, bronze, silver etc - is poured in to the mold 'loosing' the wax.

After cooling, the mold is broken to retreive the medallion.

The new medallions below were also created using this process.
New Medallions
New Medallion
Lost Wax Masks