Bronze Mirror ‘Riverbed’
On a recent trip we noticed the path of a seasonal river. Baked hard by the sun the left this amazing pattern in the clay that was our inspiration fro this hand cast bronze mirror.
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.