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Notices > Introduction to Lost Wax Bronze Casting

This is an intense, hands-on learning experience. Over the course of four days, the participants will first model one or two objects in wax and then take them to completion by casting them in bronze. These will be small, solid objects about the size of your fist.

Students will learn about:

Selecting and modelling with wax

Designing a feeding system with pouring cups, gates and sprues

Thin shell ceramic materials and how to build and reinforce a shell

Burning out – this is the “Lost Wax” stage

Small scale furnaces and crucibles for melting alloys

Melting and pouring bronze

Cleaning and chasing and finishing

Introduction to patinas for bronze

Note: The focus of the workshop is on the process; not the object. So, you don’t need to have any experience in sculpting or modelling these materials. Those are just preliminary steps to get to the really fun part – Pouring molten metal!

Space is limited to 5 students. Details at www.riobravoironworks.com/workshops

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Cross