Bronze Angel Resting

As I am cast in bronze these small wings get awfully tired so I’ll just take a small break on this branch…..

Strong yet flexible, bronze is a sculptural material that has been employed in the decorative arts of Europe for millennia. There is something monumental and primordial about molten bronze and the age-old methods required to make one of our lost wax designs.

Lost wax needs a model of the design to be made in wax. The wax model is covered with clay, dried and heated. The wax melts and pours out (is lost) through flues, leaving a cavity the same as the original wax. Molten bronze is poured into the cavity completely filling the space. The clay is broken and a bronze model remains ready for sanding, chasing and finishing.