The "Test of Thyme" is a series of bronze vases that question how 3-D printed objects will age in the future. 

The vases are derived from a 3-D printed PLA vase and cast in bronze using lost wax casting. 

 

Process

3-D printed vase after a 16 hour print session. 

3-D printed vase after a 16 hour print session. 

Sprued wax vase ready for dipping in ceramic shell. 

Sprued wax vase ready for dipping in ceramic shell. 

Burned out ceramic shells being poured with bronze. 

Burned out ceramic shells being poured with bronze. 

Busting the ceramic shell off of the steaming bronze. 

Busting the ceramic shell off of the steaming bronze.