Time to wax Lyrical

The unpromising substance of wax is at the heart of Maria Dorai-Raj’s enchanting jewellery designs

25th September, 2016
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Earrings 390, gold rings 195 each, Maria Dorai-Raj. Black pussy bow top 305, Hache at Havana, black taffeta top 245, Tissue

Maria Dorai-Raj frequently uses a technique known as lost wax casting, which involves jewellery designs being sculpted from wax. The wax pieces are then put into plaster, which is put into a hot kiln – when the wax melts, molten silver is poured into the void to create the desired shape.

It’s a technique that has been used for thousands of years, and it’s no surprise that the Galway native and Cork resident favours such...

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