First pair of shoes using the lost-wax technique; this is the master in blue wax. I tweaked the photos a little to give the translucent, organic aspect. They were inspired by Alexander McQueen's remarkable Alien shoes.
Yes, they were carved out of a block of blue wax. I was also surprised by the hardness of this wax; I had to use a saw to cut off a piece to start the basic shape. You can see some photos of the process here: