Modelling & casting: Wax reliefs

Wax is used as a sculpting material for preliminary models and for works in their own right. It is quick and easy to shape, yet also cheap. Once softened, it is modelled in a similar way to clay, with the composition built up gradually. To enhance the wax, pigment can be added before moulding and pearls or other jewels can be embedded in the surface afterwards.

Private Group Tours & Talks

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Event - Erin O’Connor: Modelling McQueen

Thu 16 April 2015 18:30–19:30

EVENING TALK: Super-model Erin O’Connor, who has worked with all the major fashion houses and many household names, as well as appearing on a 1st class stamp, talks to the fashion historian about modelling for Alexander McQueen.

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