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Fabrication Studio: Foundry

Overview

The Foundry (Room 152) offers students a facility dedicated to the casting of work in bronze and aluminum utilizing the "lost wax" process. This process involves:

  • Creation of wax originals
  • Construction of gating systems
  • Building ceramic shell and sand moulds
  • Mould preparation and pouring of molten metals
  • Removal of gating system
  • Finishing work on rough cast
  • Patination through chemical processes

Materials

The following items are readily available for students to purchase:

  • Various micro-crystalline waxes
  • Ceramic shell moulding material
  • Bronze
  • Aluminum

See the Buying Materials page for purchasing details.

Facilities and equipment

Stationary: Sand blaster, band saw, sanders, grinding wheel, polisher, tig welder, wax melter, drill press

Portable: Angle grinders, drills, pneumatic tools, wax working tools, chisels

Schedule

The Foundry is now closed for the summer break.

Studio schedules are subject to change without notice. Please consult studio doors for the most up-to-date information.

Contact

George Farmer
Technician
416-977-6000, Ext. 282
Office: 152a
gfarmer@faculty.ocadu.ca

Olenka Kleban
Technician
416-977-6000, Ext. 282
Office: 152a
okleban@faculty.ocadu.ca