I make my glass pieces by Lost Wax glass casting, which is a century’s old process. Lost Wax casting is fairly labor intensive and time consuming, but the glass pieces that result are unobtainable by other glass working techniques.
I begin by cutting one of the Victoria water lily leaves that I grow in my Water garden.
Next I pour wax into the mold.
Now I take the wax out of the mold.
Then cover the wax with plaster.
The next step is to melt the wax out of the plaster.
Then load the appropriate amount of glass into the plasters.
Then melt the glass into the plasters.
Then break the glass out of the plaster and clear the glass.
The entire process of casting a piece can take up to one and a half weeks from start to finish.