>Subject: Lost wax technique
>Date: 21 Nov 1995 02:00:36 -0500
>Did anyone see the "TIP" in the Sept/Oct POLYinforMER about Lost Wax
>Technique? It refers to incorporating bits of paraffin in your p-clay
>works before baking. Then, when you bake, the wax melts and you are left
>with small holes or spaces in the piece.
>My question is, what happens to the paraffin? Does it simply evaporate
>into nothingness, or does it flow all over everything and/or make a mess
>in the oven? I don't want to try it until I know what will happen, not
>having worked with paraffin before.
oven, just like how wax in candles burn. You may have to leave it in
the oven for a longer time in order to burn away all of the wax.