LUAG Member Event! Exploring Lost-Wax Casting: Himalayan-Inspired Pendants with Ann Lalik

May 4, 2023 10:30AM to 12:00PM

What is a LUAG Member Event?

Membership helps support LUAG in offering dynamic educational workshops, exhibitions, school programs, and so many other offerings that help us advance our mission and be a valued cultural asset in our community. Put simply, members help make our work possible – and opportunities like this allow us to thank you for your support.

Become a supporting member to be registered for this special opportunity!


Dating back to 3,000 B.C., Lost-Wax Casting consists of pouring molten metal into a mold to create detailed functional and decorative objects. Join Lehigh University Art Galleries and Penn State Lehigh Valley on Thursday, May 4 at 10:30am for a unique hands-on exploration into this ancient artform!

You’ll tour LUAG’s Spring 2023 Exhibition, Gateway to Himalayan Art, which features artwork from the Himalayan region – including a special installation detailing the process of Nepalese lost-wax metal casting. Then, local jeweler and metalworking instructor Ann Lalik will demonstrate the wax sculpting process and take you through the steps of making your own wax model.

Note: attendees will have the option to visit the metals studio at Penn State Lehigh Valley and assist in the casting process of their creation in bronze. Details about this extended studio

opportunity will be shared at the event. Please indicate your availability in the RSVP form.

Become a supporting member to register for the event. Simply fill out the RSVP form, and a LUAG staff member will reach out to assist you in completing your Membership registration. Questions? Email us at inluag@lehigh.edu.


Space is limited to 12 attendees. Registration will close on Monday, May 1, 2023.


Ann Lalik is an art administrator, art educator and artist.

As Gallery Director and Arts Coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Lalik instituted the art gallery and art studio facilities on PSLV’s campus in 2010 and continues to work with the faculty and administration to infuse the arts into the campus life.  Prior to her appointment at Penn State, for over 20 years, she served as gallery director, education director and ultimately executive director of the Baum School of Art in Allentown.

Lalik developed jewelry and metalsmithing programs at The Baum School and Penn State Lehigh Valley.  Her teaching career spans more than three decades.

As an artist, she focuses on designing and creating wearable art objects mainly as a metaphor for the “things” we carry with us.  Her inspiration mostly comes from her own experiences, navigating the phases of life as a woman in modern society.


M.F.A. and B.F.A, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Images courtesy of the Artist