At the silversmith workshop this year, Lalo taught me how to do lost wax work. I began carving and sculpting my pieces in wax.
A botanical sacred heart, a seashell pendant,
And a necklace with a stone insert
Lalo attached all of my pieces, and other student's productions, into a wax tree to make a plaster mold.
The melting of the silver took place in Lencho's ovens at his studio in Coatepec. Vulcano's place was invaded by wild cats. I couldn't count them all, neither pet them.
Melted silver entered the mold in a centrifugal machine
The mold accepted the silver and it looked like sushi
The water boiled instantly while it liberated the silver from the plaster mold
Now a silver tree still to be separated piece by piece. Nothing looked like silver artwork yet
but soon things began to appear...
Here the finished pieces:
My Mexican production