Art and Casting

Waxes for Art and Casting Applications

Waxes for Art and Casting Applications

Waxes have been used for thousands of years in the making of sculptures, painting and engraving.
As the arts have developed, so have new waxes been adapted for their use.
British Wax offers an extensive range of waxes suitable for arts and crafts for both professional and amateur use. Both filled and unfilled modelling waxes are available in a variety of colours and hardnesses.
For those used to working in clay we have developed similar soft modelling waxes with the added advantage that the wax does not dry out.
Unfilled modelling waxes can be used for the the direct lost-wax casting method (sometimes called “investment casting”, “precision casting”, or “cire perdue” metal casting method).

Blocks of Soft Modelling Wax 1704terracota

We make waxes and distribute wax blends like:

  • Modelling wax, filled – various colours and hardnesses
  • Modelling wax, unfilled – various colours and hardnesses
  • Slush casting wax – various hardnesses
  • Jewellery casting wax
  • Patching wax
  • Carving wax
  • Impression wax
  • Earth wax
  • Resins
  • Elvax
  • Dye concentrates
  • Pigment concentrates
  • Microcrystalline wax
  • Paraffin wax
  • Beeswax
  • Batik wax
  • Picture restoration wax
  • Brass rubbing wax