|Step 5: Covering wax with ceramic shell mold|
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|The wax owl is now ready to be covered with a ceramic shell mold.|
|To do this, the wax is dipped many times into a mud like solution called slurry.|
|Each time the waxes are dipped and dried, the ceramic shell coating gets thicker.|
|Above, two "Spring Snow" owIs are on
a drying rack in the slurry room.
This process of dipping and then drying is then repeated, sometimes up to eleven times.
|Between coats of slurry, the wet surface is covered with sand.|
|The finished ceramic shell mold is about 1/2 inch thick on all surfaces of the wax -- including the inside!|
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