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Sculpting the first model


 

Starting from sketches, the sculptor creates an initial model in clay.

The volume, details and expressions are worked to perfection.

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Sculpting the first model


 

Starting from sketches, the sculptor creates an initial model in clay.

The volume, details and expressions are worked to perfection.

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Reproduction in wax


The hot wax is poured into his hollow mold, emptied of the original sculpture.

The wax sets, and once removed from its mold, the wax sculpture can be chiselled and worked to obtain a perfect reproduction, identical to the original.

The wax model is then immersed and encased in heat-resistant plaster.

The block of plaster containing the wax model is placed in an oven. Under the action of the heat, the wax melts and runs out of the plaster block through specially-created drain holes. The wax is said to be "lost".

Reproduction in wax


The hot wax is poured into his hollow mold, emptied of the original sculpture.

The wax sets, and once removed from its mold, the wax sculpture can be chiselled and worked to obtain a perfect reproduction, identical to the original.

The wax model is then immersed and encased in heat-resistant plaster.

The block of plaster containing the wax model is placed in an oven. Under the action of the heat, the wax melts and runs out of the plaster block through specially-created drain holes. The wax is said to be "lost".

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Molding of the model


Once the sculpture is finished, it is used to generate a negative mold in elastomer. This material is used in liquid state to replicate all the slightest forms of the model.

Molding of the model


Once the sculpture is finished, it is used to generate a negative mold in elastomer. This material is used in liquid state to replicate all the slightest forms of the model.

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Filling molds with groisil


Once all the wax run out of the plaster block, the hollow part of the mold thus created is carefully filled with fragments of crystal of different colors and different sizes (called groisil).

Filling molds with groisil


Once all the wax run out of the plaster block, the hollow part of the mold thus created is carefully filled with fragments of crystal of different colors and different sizes (called groisil).

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Firing in kilns


The plaster blocks thus prepared are placed in a kiln for 10 days. Inside, the groisil melts and flows into all the smallest nooks and crannies of the mold.
Each piece is unique, because the fragments of groisil blend are merge at will as the crystal melts.

Firing in kilns


The plaster blocks thus prepared are placed in a kiln for 10 days. Inside, the groisil melts and flows into all the smallest nooks and crannies of the mold.
Each piece is unique, because the fragments of groisil blend are merge at will as the crystal melts.

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Finishing process


Once cooled, the plaster mold is carefully broken, to reveal the sculpture in pâte-de-cristal.
There remain a number of finishing operations to be carried out before proceeding with the quality control inspections to ensure the quality of the materials and the distribution of the colors.

Finishing process


Once cooled, the plaster mold is carefully broken, to reveal the sculpture in pâte-de-cristal.
There remain a number of finishing operations to be carried out before proceeding with the quality control inspections to ensure the quality of the materials and the distribution of the colors.

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Daum signature


The piece is then ready to receive the final touch: the Daum signature.
The entire process is carried out for each new piece. Each piece is unique.

Daum signature


The piece is then ready to receive the final touch: the Daum signature.
The entire process is carried out for each new piece. Each piece is unique.

DAUM - Modern Art in the Making


DAUM - Modern Art in the Making