Australian Fine Artist

My First Ever Bronze!

I am so happy that my little bronze dog has worked!

There is always a risk when pouring bronze that there may be a hiccup somewhere. You can get bubbles, or the cast may crack allowing bronze to go where you don’t want it. I really was so nervous as I cracked off the mould today and washed off my little piece.

This is the first bronze I have ever done so it was exciting and more than a little nerve wracking. I have no problem creating little pieces with clay, wood or even softer stones, or moulding in wax but this was all new and waiting is not something I do well – so the four days my piece was in the kiln were spent wondering and worrying.

Anyway here it is for all to see! The good news is we will be doing another cast next semester so I get another go at it! Let’s see if I can come up with another artwork that I am as happy with as this little guy!

Bronze cast from original wood and wax sculpture.

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