Miniature Sculpture in Wax and Wax Carving is the specialist skill of Jeanette Corona. Jeanette born and bred in Cape Town South Africa has specialised in carving miniature wax models for the jewellery industry for almost fifteen years.
Sculpture has always been her first interest and even as a child spent many hours modeling figurines and animals in clay. In later years she progressed to sculpting in various materials such as wood, soapstone and models cast in cement.
At the start of her working career the commercial route seemed to be the most practical way to go and she studied graphic design at the Technicon in Cape Town. As well as the commercially orientated subjects she enjoyed the sculpture, drawing, pottery, and textile design.
For many years she followed a career in packaging design as well as specialising in the more technical aspects of finished artwork. This was followed by a few years in the advertising industry. She decided to return to packaging design and eventually started her own business working from her studio at home.
She still had a keen interest in sculpture and began carving miniature wax models part time after she was commissioned to produce a series of African animals for a well known jewellery manufacturer in Cape Town. This range of exclusive jewellery was aimed at the South African tourism market and proved to be very successful. Over the years her ‘hobby’ has expanded into a very interesting and enjoyable second career.
Jeanette Corona has a particular interest in nature and loves sculpting wax models of animals but is very versatile and can produce models of any subject and style, designing an original piece as per the clients brief.