The Bronzing Artist
Bronzing is a fascinating worth going to a foundry and taking a free tour. Visiting www.artcastings.com will give you an actual virtual tour of the bronzing process. I create my pieces in clay beginning with a wire armature or “skeleton.” This structurally holds the piece together while the clay is being formed. Wax can also be used to create the piece. When done , off to the foundry it goes. A mold is made of the piece, a ceramic cast is made from the mold, and into this is poured the bronze. When cooled the cast is broken off and there is the original, now in bronze.
More of Donna Merchants-Crooks Bronze Art Work: