Jessee Smith's Profile

About

I first tried lost wax casting in 2002, and was immediately hooked. It's one of the most ancient ways of working with metal, dating back to the Bronze Age, and every time I see the metal go molten, I feel the connection to generations past. I also love carving wax models, especially ones with lots of intricate detail. Complex models can take many hours or even days to carve, which makes the results that much more rewarding.

In a world full of mass-produced sameness, I focus on esoteric designs and unusual subjects. What I do is essentially "small-batch production," working on just one or two to a dozen pieces at a time.

I joined Etsy way back in 2006, but I was more of a lurker than a seller until I decided to take the plunge in 2011. I've enjoyed it so much that I now have two shops - my other shop is SilverspotMetalworks,…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 11
  • Joined December 27, 2006

Favorite materials

Molten metal, really hard carving wax, and fire

Shop

SilverspotStudio
Where Lost Wax is Found

About

I first tried lost wax casting in 2002, and was immediately hooked. It's one of the most ancient ways of working with metal, dating back to the Bronze Age, and every time I see the metal go molten, I feel the connection to generations past. I also love carving wax models, especially ones with lots of intricate detail. Complex models can take many hours or even days to carve, which makes the results that much more rewarding.

In a world full of mass-produced sameness, I focus on esoteric designs and unusual subjects. What I do is essentially "small-batch production," working on just one or two to a dozen pieces at a time.

I joined Etsy way back in 2006, but I was more of a lurker than a seller until I decided to take the plunge in 2011. I've enjoyed it so much that I now have two shops - my other shop is SilverspotMetalworks, specializing in hand-fabricated, one of a kind, and limited production jewelry:

SilverspotMetalworks.etsy.com

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