My First Bronze Casting

Hi All, Its been a while, sorry about that, but loads been happening, and this is a little insight into what I have been up to in the last 2 months. Bronze Casting, Its been a bit of an ambition of mine to do some traditional bronze casting and I have finally accomplished it, although on a small scale, nevertheless I have succeeded in producing a little coin/token sculpture from a digital sculpt to a 3d print, from there I produced a mold and then a wax casting, this was then coated in a ceramic shell and finally the wax was ‘burnt out’ and the shell fired. I built the furnace myself with a little help from some friends and finally melted the bronze to create my bronze coin/token. Its been a long and hard learning curve with some failures and some breakthroughs, a lot of youtube videos and loads of reading.

The whole point of this project is to be able to develop a process of mixing traditional art procedures with modern digital procedures, and on the whole its been a big success. There is still a way to go and I wont be producing bronzes for anyone else, its just for me so that I can take my own ideas all the way to bronze and call it totally my own creation, not a lot of people can say that. I will be producing limited production sculptures, nothing on the scale of public works, that takes years of training in bronze casting, I will leave that to the experts. I will be writing up a more detailed explanation soon, and hopefully adding a link so people may purchase my work aswell, thats all for now, and I wont leave it as long next time.

 

 

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