Upcoming Events

January 14, 2020

Learning from Mistakes: Transforming a Family’s Sixth Century Catastrophe into a Modern Day Teaching Moment
OAS Brown Bag talk by Mollie Toll and Pam McBride, director and director emeritus of the OAS Archaeobotanical analysis lab, at the CNMA, 12:00 noon, free!

Contemporary Lost Wax Hollow Casting in India, Burkina Faso, and Ghana

September 26, 2019


Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon, free!

Lost wax hollow casting is an exciting way to create metal objects of all sizes. During this informal talk we take a look at three very different methods of using natural materials to realize this thousands-of-years-old process. Piers Watson is currently researching small scale metal casting practices for his second book on lost wax hollow casting.

Piers Watson apprenticed in 2008 and again in 2012 with hereditary indigenous metal casters in India to learn the Luted Crucible technique. Since 2013, through partnerships with museums, galleries, universities, and arts centers, Watson has presented workshops, demonstrations and lectures in six countries and in four languages.

The Brown Bag talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology at 12:00 noon in the CNMA library. Seating is limited. Admission is free.

The Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road) is located off of Caja del Rio Road, across from Challenge New Mexico on the way to the Santa Fe Municipal Golf Course. Take 599 to South Meadows Road, continue through the traffic circle west along the Frontage Road to Caja del Rio Road. CNMA is on the left-hand side of the road and is the large building with white sail-like skylights on the roof.

 

Lost wax casting in India