Natural Casts of Four Plants, Silver cast. German National Museum “ Art approaching and emulating Nature becomes strikingly evident when the artist does not use a self-sculpted model for the metal casting, but rather real animals.
Lost-wax casting (also called "investment casting", "precision casting", or cire perdue in French) is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture (often silver, gold, brass or bronze) is cast from an original sculpture.
Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks with aluminium to form furniture
How to Build a Metal Melting Furnace for Casting. Melting aluminum, brass, or other mid-temperature melting point metals requires over 1000 degree temperatures. To build a simple home made furnace for casting metals you need to meet some.