Made in Singapore: Artisan teaches himself ancient art of lost wax casting

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Johnne Lee, 31, is a self-taught metalsmith who uses the lost wax casting technique. The technique is a dying art in Singapore, though Johnne keeps the craft alive with his daring and whimsical works.
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SINGAPORE - When Singaporean Johnne Lee encountered artisans in Thailand practising the art of lost wax casting five years ago, he was immediately drawn to it.

Lost wax casting is a method of creating metal-crafted items, whereby a molten metal is poured into a mould originally created by means of a wax or resin model. Intricate designs can be achieved with this method due to the softer texture of wax.

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