Enjoy the creative process of Bronze sculptures. This is a journal of my personal experience making sculptures out of bronze. Many people are unfamilar with the process, it takes many steps and man hours to create such a piece. "Did you make that with your hands?!" Yes, that was a question I was asked. Growing up in an age of non-technology had its rewards, knowing how to use your hands.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
It is difficult to put into words, the excitement I am
feeling over this little creation.
Spending the extra hours smoothing out Ocean’s Dancers skin
really paid-off. Nick mentioned that the casting “popped” right off and no divots.
That’s what I personally call the small imperfections which may occur, if the clay
mold is not touched up. There were a few bubbles which were welded and removed, adjustment
on her tail and fin were made.
The “sea-foam” green stone will be the support along with
the sea grass. Polishing, sand-blasting and the Patina will finish her off. The response has given me such pride, each ray will have their
own movement and grace.
Picking out Base
After the cleaning process of sand blasting, sanding, picking out ceramic by hand, this is the end result.