The Lost Wax Process of Bronze Casting has been practiced for thousands of years. The process has not changed much over time and is labor intensive and costly. A great deal of talent and attention to detail goes into each unique sculpture. Here are two of my current Bronze Sculpture projects. The creation process is explained and illustrated in photographs and text below. I would like to thank Artists, Steven and Steward Wegner, and John and Stephanie at Wegner Metal Arts, for evolving my sculptures from clay to bronze!
#1 Bronze Sculpture Project. Title: Friesian Spirit. Limited Edition of 25. Created through the Lost Wax Process of Bronze Casting. Medium: Bronze with a black granite base (and lazy susan beneath so the sculptures can be easily turned and viewed from all sides ). Each unique and numbered sculpture weighs between 49 and 53 pounds. Size: 18.5″ long x 20″ tall x 6″ wide (sculpture and granite base). Once the final sculpture is cast, the mold will be destroyed–so the edition stands at 25 unique sculptures. Sculptures in this edition are currently available for purchase. Each photo’s description explains the process. Enjoy!
#2 Bronze Sculpture Project: Friesian Horse Door Knockers. Title: Friesian Welcome. Medium: Bronze and Patina. Size: 6″x6″. Also done in the Lost Wax Process. This is a production project–not an edition, which means they can be made upon request. The process is detailed and time consuming. Like all Lost Wax Bronzes, every sculpture is unique and original. I signed each wax. Sculptures will be available for purchase in September of 2014. More photos and descriptions soon! Enjoy!