Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1963

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Ramona Solberg

Second Advisor

Louis A. Kollmeyer

Third Advisor

Charles Wright


This paper will attempt to give the art teacher, art student, or craftsman a reliable guide to the methods, techniques, processes, problems and possibilities involved in producing a piece of cast jewelry by the lost-wax, or cire-perdu., method. None of the available guides to lost-wax casting give sufficient depth of technique, methods, or use of tools for the craftsman or teacher who may wish to improvise a casting experience in the classroom by the gravity-steam method. This paper will also aid the individual who wishes to establish a permanent lost-wax casting technique as a standard method in making jewelry, in that information is given for the more advanced and superior type of casting--the centrifugal method.