Author Norman Collins Underscores Lost Wax Casting in His Book

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Bringing into the literary spotlight his nearly a lifetime designing and manufacturing jewellery using the lost wax casting

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Lost wax casting is the process by which a metal sculpture is cast from an artist’s sculpture, which has become famous since the ancient times. Based on research, it was widespread in Europe until the 18th century, when a piece-mold process came to predominate. But how intricate is its process? How much do people know about its origin, development, and uses? Author Norman Collins brings into the literary spotlight his knowledge on this subject and draws on his experience of producing lost wax casting for over 50 years to give readers comprehensive information about this work of art in his book, Ultimate Guide to Lost Wax Casting.

“I have now spent nearly a lifetime Designing and Manufacturing Jewellery using the Lost Wax Casting process, also producing Precision Investment Lost Wax Castings for Industry and researching and writing this book about this wonderful process which has occupied nearly my whole life and in spite of my many highs and lows during that time, I still feel that I would not have missed a minute of it,” says the author.

In this book, Collins deftly presents detailed information that will guide readers to lost wax casting. This book offers informative insight into the lost wax casting process, including the origin, the development and uses throughout history, and current uses within today’s society. The three technical sections of the book work with each other to give both new and experienced casters invaluable information through all stages of the process, including the why and how of each stage, and invaluable hints and tips to some of the most common pitfalls during the casting process, giving readers the benefit of the author’s experience gained throughout his long and rewarding career.

Readers will find a better understanding about this subject as the book offers discussions on the essential aspects such as the history of lost wax casting, the theory of lost wax casting, along with a step by step picture guide, a workshop manual, and an autobiography that will show them the value of this venture. As they start out on their lost wax casting journey, the workshop guide will give them detailed guidance to each step, and as their experience grows, the picture guide will help nudge them in the right direction through the process to help them ensure no important steps are missed.

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About the Author
It has always been Norman Collin’s ambition to produce a book and workshop manual on Lost Wax Casting incorporating all the knowledge he has gained in operating the process in various parts of the world for nearly 60 years. Now that he has sold his last business and retired, Collins has the opportunity to fulfill his ambition and to get all his experience down on paper, and give new and experienced casters alike a useful and informative guide to the process he has had the privilege to develop and work with throughout his life.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Picture Book; £35.99; 190 pages; 978-1-4691-5695-8
Picture Book Hardcover; £45.99; 190 pages; 978-1-4691-5696-5
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