BRONZE PROCESS

 

 Process of Making a Bronze Sculpture

Artist Alexa King's "Steeple Chase"
Clay Model at studio in process

 

Artist Alexa King's "Steeple Chase"
Clay model molding

 

Tom Clark and Chris Andrews Pouring Wax
Pouring the wax into the mold

 

Tom Clarke Brushing Wax
Brushing the wax into the base mold

 

Care Ekpo Chasing Wax
Wax chasing for defects

 

Alexa King's "Steeple Chase" Wax Sections
Wax Sections

 

Sprued Wax section
Spruing waxes

 

Sprued Wax Section
Sprued wax section

 

Michael nolte and Rigoberto Cruz Dipping Shell Molds
Dipping Waxes in Ceramic Shell Slurry

 

Removing Ceramic Shell from Kiln
Removing Ceramic Shell from Kiln

 

Pouring Molten Bronze
Pouring Bronze into Ceramic Shell

 

Devesting Bronze Castings
Removing Ceramic Shell from Bronze

 

Welding Alexa King's "Steeple Chase"
Fitting and Welding Bronze Sections

 

Chris Andrews Metal Finishing Alex King's "Steeple Chase" Base
Metal Finishing Base

 

Michael Nolte Welds Alexa King's "Steeple Chase"
Welding Horse to Base

 

Michael Nolte Patinas Alexa King's "Steeple Chase"
Applying Patina

 

Alexa King's "Steeple Chase"
Finished Sculpture