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This category is for website postings and other miscellaneous posts that are generally unrelated to my bronze casting activities.

Sailor Moon

Kitsch: Craft So Bad That It’s Good

 

My Sailor Moon sculpture (it’s the one on the pink plinth in the front of this picture) is on display with the Alberta Craft Council Kitsch exhibition. Kitsch: Craft So Bad That It’s Good – a group exhibition at the Alberta Craft Gallery in Edmonton until Oct. 30, 2021. I am pleased that my work […]

2021 Planned Castings

 

Some of my planned work from 2020 is carried forward to 2021. In 2020 I decided to focus on more significant works such as my stagecoach and mining sculpture. My work is changing and I want to create more complex and unique pieces. Sometime in 2021

William Miles

Biography

 

William Miles was born in Vancouver, B.C. He studied the violin as a child and discovered his adult passion in mathematics and computer science. Music, mathematics, and logic all relate to the foundation of his artistic development. As a computer scientist and large system consultant William lived and worked in Canada from coast to coast. […]

Unseen

ArtPoint Gallery Opening

 

On June 7, 2019, I will have my first gallery opening for my bronze works. Many of you are aware of my bronze casting work. I would like to personally invite you to my first gallery exhibition,  Unseen, at the ArtPoint Gallery in Inglewood, 1038 17 Ave SE, Calgary, from June 7 to June 29, […]

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2019 Planned Castings

 

It is my plan to cast the following works in 2019. The works noted for Spring 2019 should be available for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo at the end of March, 2019. The Fall works may be available for the Dude Show Expo in November 2019. Spring 2019 Fall 2019

Pouring Bronze

Furnace Repaired

 

My furnace was returned to me on May 17, all repaired. I’ve since fired it up and I am back casting bronze again. I’m currently making Wonder Woman for a customer who purchased this as a pre-order during the Calgary Expo. I am also casting two new treasure chests and a new pirate wench. Both […]

Geode

Onyx and Agate

 

I have obtained a slab of some amazing honey onyx stone for my bronze casting bases.  I have also obtained a few cuttings of translucent onyx. Onyx is considered a semi-precious gemstone. It can be carved and polished and used in jewellery.  To have a slab of beautiful honey coloured onyx is very special. Not […]

Pouring Bronze

Furnace Woes

 

My furnace failed a few days ago. I’m sad. I was heating up the furnace to melt some white bronze for a Wonder Woman casting and although it reached at least 930 C (the goal was 1020 C), when I checked it five or ten minutes later, it was down to around 750 C and […]

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Artist Statement

 

I cast bronze sculptures of fantasy art and western art. Fantasy ideas allow me the freedom to explore different physical concepts that are outside normal life experience. Western art allows me to make a few pieces for local cultural avenues of expression. I like to set my sculptures in situations that can be interpreted in […]