Bronze casting

Mar 13, 2014 | Musings, Research

My fascination with fire led me to try my hand on bronze casting, I could never quite understand it when explained to me, I had to see it for myself. Soon understanding that indeed a lengthy and complicated process lies behind the ancient fascination to preserve form with precious metal. I went with the aim to understand the process which I gained a glimpse of. The two most impressive aspects for me, the ‘runners and risers’ a circulation system attached to the original or model to let the molten metal run freely into the mould and for the air to escape…much like the circulation system of our body. This as well as the melting of metal followed by the pouring, the colour change as the bronze cooled down in temperature, multicoloured process on many levels…

Bronze casting, heating of the bronze 01.03.2014

Bronze casting, heating of the bronze 01.03.2014

Bronze cooling down, 1

Bronze cooling down, 1

Bronze cooling down, 2

Bronze cooling down, 2

Bronze cooling down, 3

Bronze cooling down, 3

 

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