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From Studio to Foundry: Preparation for Casting

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The ancient art of casting in bronze can seem a mysterious and intimidating process to the ceramic artist. In From Studio to Foundry: Preparation for Casting, wildlife sculptor Jan Sweeney demystifies the practice and offers two fantastic projects that will enable the artist to prepare their work for casting at a foundry. This helps to reduce the costs of working in this durable material, as well as offering an insight into the techniques involved.

Beginning with a broad overview of the casting process, and the tools and materials the sculptor needs to prepare their work for a foundry, the book goes on to introduce two exciting projects for bronze casting. The detailed, step-by-step images guide the reader through the process of creating a clay sculpture to be cast in solid bronze, from building the form to making a rubber mould and plaster jacket, pouring and fettling the wax model, and finally delivering it to the foundry. The process for producing a hollow bronze sculpture is then covered in equally instructive detail. The projects enable the reader to not only produce an amazing piece for casting, but to learn and fully understand the process from start to finish. It also includes information on key things to look for and ask when choosing your foundry.

This much-needed handbook is the essential reference for any artist wishing to produce their work in bronze.

Synopsis:

This book is a practical guide to preparing ceramic sculpture for casting in bronze. It covers the casting process as a whole, including needed tools and materials and information about dealing with foundries, before taking the reader step-by-step through two exciting projects - one to be produced as a solid bronze, and one for a hollow bronze.

About the Author

Jan Sweeney has been a painter and sculptor for 50 years. She trained at Colchester Art School and worked in Verona, Italy, under sculptor Mike Noble. In 1985 she moved to Zimbabwe and developed a passion for the beautiful wildlife around her. She has now been producing bronze sculpture for more than 25 years, dividing her time between England and Zimbabwe, where she casts her own work.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction


Part 1: Preparation & Getting Started
1 Introduction
2 Why cast a bronze?
3 Things to consider first
4 Working with hollow originals
5 Tools, equipment and materials
6 How the process works - a simplified overview

Part 2: Creating a Solid Bronze Form - the Foal

1 Introduction
2 Making your original sculpture
3 Making the mould
4 Pouring the wax
5 At the foundry

Part 3: Creating a Hollow Bronze Form - the Hare

1 Introduction
2 Making your original sculpture
3 Making the mould
4 Pouring the wax
5 At the foundry

Common Problems and Remedies
Gallery of Sculptures Cast in Bronze by Other Artists
Caring for Your Bronzes and the Moulds
List of Suppliers
List of Foundries
Glossary
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781408156650
Author:
Sweeney, Jan
Publisher:
A&C Black
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
Ceramics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.4 x 0.4 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
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Engineering » Metal » Metalwork

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This book is a practical guide to preparing ceramic sculpture for casting in bronze. It covers the casting process as a whole, including needed tools and materials and information about dealing with foundries, before taking the reader step-by-step through two exciting projects - one to be produced as a solid bronze, and one for a hollow bronze.
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