Saturday, February 28, 2015

Out of her Shell....

After hammering out the large pieces of ceramic, the base stingray looks fantastic.
Now the work begins to clean her up, cutting off the spurs, which were the channels that deliever the bronze to the sculpture. (Originally rods of wax which turn to bronze)First step is sand blasting, followed by grinding, sanding, polishing then adding a tint called "Patina"
The other rays will be welded to the base with kelp as their support.
Out of the shell come a beautiful bronze base

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