Bronze Casting Process

The process that I utilize to create my bronze castings is the Lost Wax Process. This process is the foundation to create my bronze sculptures. This happens at a foundry which takes my clay sculptures and makes rubber molds which captures the imagery and details of my sculpture.

Next, melted hot wax is poured into the rubber molds to capture all of the details. After the wax castings had cooled, the waxes are removed from their rubber molds and a plaster like mixture is used to cover the waxes. This process is repeated for a week or longer after they are completely dry. They are then placed into a kiln where all the wax is melted out over night. The next day, they are prepared to have the hot bronze poured into the plaster molds. Once they are cooled, they are cracked out of the plaster molds, cleaned up and finished.