Metal Paper and Wax, Stage II
Stage two of the lantern project give a much better impression of the final form. Tomorrow is our last day in the metal shop, and we have to fabricate and mount the lantern bases and some decorative detail. I'll try to remember to take some good welding photos for the next post.
This week, in the studio, we did the encaustic paintings on paper rolled into a slight cone shape. The cones are secured with curled copper pins, and there will be some copper detail added to the steel cylinders as well.
Curled flat steel feet will lift the lanterns off the table slightly, and a candle-shaped 60watt bulb will light the interior of each. When finished, each lantern will be about 24" tall and 10" in diameter.
We've made two prototypes in each pattern for a total of four lanterns. Not sure yet if they will be for sale, and we may like them too much to give them away! Stay tuned for the final blog post next week.
Thanks to Ed Vesser and Greg Bartol at Green River Community College for the great class, and to Suzanne Tidwell for recommending it!
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