Fire Lab cast 100 aluminum flowers for Wave Pool's Armory Show in New York. For the lost wax cast aluminum process, Jamie added gaiting systems and created investment molds out of silica sand for 100 wax flowers. He then dewaxed the molds in the kiln, poured molten metal into them and let them cool before demolding and applying red dye oxide for petina.
fire lab foundry
Building the Fire Lab Foundry at Blue Hell Studio was a big accomplishment in 2023. It's part of our vision to make the fire arts and sculpture in permanent, traditional materials more accessible so that more stories can be memorialized.
Jamie Payne works with lost wax bronze and aluminum casting, life casting and welded steel.