Clay to Bronze
An Encyclopedic Guide to Making Bronze Statues with John Brown
Since at least 1200 BC the great civilizations of the old world have worked in bronze for art. From Barye to Degas, Rodin to Remington, Picasso to Giacometti, bronze has played a major role in the figurative art world, and the process involved has defined & influenced the technical standards of sculpture today. Making bronze sculptures is a highly skilled, multifaceted, potentially dangerous art form that employs a vast array of technical knowledge & materials no sculptor should be without. This tutorial will concentrate on the techniques of the lost wax process and provide the sculptor with an in depth knowledge of this old world process. The lost wax process at it’s core is a science involving mold making, casting, melting, cutting, drilling, grinding, welding, oxidization, torching, polishing, & not to mention significant amounts of heat. Each chapter on this tutorial will uncover pertinent theory that will shape & define the sculptor’s thought process. The objectives of this tutorial are to show the numerous steps involved with new insightful knowledge and technique. To provide options & alternatives & broaden the sculptors use & knowledge of the casting materials & tools involved. To teach the artist how to be resourceful with regards to time and expense as well as how to break into the fine art business and start selling your sculptures. Bronze is a medium with universal appeal, garnering the appreciation and adoration of artists and art aficionados alike, for millennia. It is the only solution to creating artwork that will truly stand the test of time.
Duration: 150 minutes
Format: HD 1920x1080