6. Then someone like (most often) Joe Cantraras (seen here) sculpts
the waxed parts to look like the rendering.
7. Gradually, and painstakingly, all of the
parts are created in wax. These parts will
serve to make the molds so that all can be
cast in bronze. Note: The yellow parts are
wax. This process is called “Lost Wax”.
In this case, we also did variations of the same lantern at Lost Arts.
8. When all the parts are cast, they must be assembled.
9. Eventually the pieces make it to their
final destinations and are permanently
10. One of these lanterns ended up here. It is the little thing to the left of the
front door. Others ended up in different parts of the building.