Artist/Founder Loretta H. Yang leads a crew of skilled artisans to create arts that honor the richness of cultural heritage and worth.
Step No. 1: Design and sculpting
Step 2 of the method includes coating our authentic clay sculpture in silicone. Layer after layer (3 to 7 layers) is fastidiously coated to supply a adverse mould, an important step in capturing the prevision of the sculpture. Every layer should dry utterly earlier than extra layer is utilized, thickness have to be uniform to forestall leakage of wax. As soon as full, the clay is eliminated to disclose a adverse silicone mould.
Step No. 2: Silicone molding
Pour molten wax into the adverse silicone mould.
Step No. 3: Infusion of molten wax. Fill wax right into a adverse mould.
As soon as wax has solidified and cooled, launch the wax kind by rigorously peeling again the silicone mould. Like a butterfly molting, the silicon is shed to disclose a optimistic wax kind.
Step No. 4: Shedding of silicon mould to acquire the wax kind
A cautious refinement of the wax sculpture. As a result of each microinch and subtlety performs its personal function within the grand scheme of magnificence. Our artists refine the wax mould to its last perfection.
Step No. 5: Wax kind refinement; eradicating imperfections
The wax mould is positioned on a wood plank in a steel container and plaster is poured and solidified. Embedding wax kind with fire-resistant plaster.
Step No. 6: Coating the wax sculpture with plaster to kind a refractory mould
Wax is steamed out of the plaster beneath excessive warmth yielding a adverse plaster mould.
Step No. 7: Removing of wax with steam—the essence of the “lost-wax” course of
Liuli elements are created by means of distinctive firing and processing of glass. Colour and dimension applicable items are positioned throughout the plaster and fired.
Step No 8: Selecting colour; kiln firing
Fireplace and soften. Below intense warmth, a brand new imaginative and prescient of transparency and readability is born.
Step No. 9: Re-firing at 1,400 levels Celsius
Excessive endurance and care are vital when eradicating the plaster to forestall injury.
Step No. 10: Removing of plaster mould
When the artwork items emerge, our masters step in to rigorously chip away the plaster mould. Like excavating fragile archaeological relics, one false transfer and also you’re left with damaged shards.
First comes die-cutting – smoothing the crystal right down to the final microinch. Tough polish, removing of extra help, refinement and high-quality floor polish with a high-speed cloth wheel.
Step No. 11: Retouching of particulars; burnishing and sharpening
Our artist refines and re-polishes each element but once more.
An etched quantity on the bottom of every piece signifies its restricted version and reminds us to by no means cease creating. After the engraving – an official LIULI paintings is born.
Step No.12: Ultimate inspection; etching of serial quantity; packaging