I have essentially no experience whatsoever with wax, so I sought out help from the sculpture technician here at Wellesley who has worked with wax extensively at a foundry. With his technical support and advice, I went ahead and played around with some wax casts today. The wax I’m using is a victory brown wax mixed with a harder red wax which makes it better for casting. I also love the fact that if I get any casts I don’t like that I can just toss them back into the wax pot to be used again. Especially compared to plaster, the wax definitely has a translucent surface that is quite seductive and beautiful.