Does anyone know how to find David Reid of the “Reid Technique”?
This involves small scale use of ceramic shell casting.
Current searches indicate :
Teaches accessible foundry techniques at Art Colleges around the
world. Have foundry, will travel ! Consultant to the professional
art casting community in lost wax ceramic shell for bronze
David Reid Teaches accessible foundry techniques at Art
Colleges around the world. Have foundry, will travel ! Consultan
These don’t seem to work
He also has posted on the use of a domestic microwave to melt small
quantities of metal. Information on this can be found at:
MELTING METALS IN A DOMESTIC MICROWAVE. David Reid. The first
part of this Foundry Note describes a technique for using a
domestic microwave oven to melt… URL:
This works but I can’t trace the posting back. Probably due to
I believe he lives in New Zealand. I have seen more information
in 98 on the web on his use of small ceramic shell casting. I
believe I also saw another description of his development of a
microwave for melting metal. In my own way I lost it.
A description of his use of ceramic shell can be found in
"Jewelry Making Manual" by Silvia Wicks pages 138-139 This
goes back to the mid 70’s. Jesse