Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Casting 1-2-3

Following my visit to the foundry, my duck & rhino sculptures are being cast this week:

The wax of the duck is set into position with clay

The bronze is melted down in a furnace

The molten bronze is poured into the plaster cast which encases the wax
of my sculpture and is left to cool

Any surplus bronze is poured back into bars to be used again later - it's too valuable to waste!

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