In 1995 he opened his own glass studio "Pâte de Cristal". Every art piece made is unique and designed by Leonard. These are the steps LRC takes to create a Pâte de Cristal Artwork using the Lost Wax Method.
Create a model from wax. Hand build a kiln mould from plaster/silica around the wax model.
Steam the wax out of the kiln mould. Weigh and clean the lead crystal, pack in a terracotta pot.
Place the kiln mould in the kiln with the terracotta above. Set the kiln controller to desired firing schedule (minimum 1 week). Unpack the kiln, discard the terracotta pot (1 use only). Remove the mould from the glass. Grind the base by hand-lapping with four grades of grit.Soak glass in polish dip for 48 hours. Hand polishing and final stage polishing with pumice and cerium oxide. Engrave signature and number piece on the base. Artwork may not be reproduced or resold without the express permission of the artist. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Paperweights". The seller is "neroshop2014" and is located in this country: RO. This item can be shipped worldwide.