Mike welding bronze castings together for the life-sized buffalo.


Mike welding bronze castings together for the life-sized buffalo. -lost wax The process of making a bronze sculpture - Clay to BronzeThe Lost Wax Process
Mike welding bronze castings together for the life-sized buffalo.




The shells are cooled, and the ceramic is broken away from the bronze. The bronze is sandblasted and welded together like a jigsaw puzzle.

The welded seams are then ground or chased out using high speed grinders. The sculpture is sandblasted and ready for the patina.


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