Work In Progress

This category shows how I cast bronze figurines, bronze sculptures, and other bronze curios. These are my Work-In-Progress postings.

Faerie on Twig 3

 

Hooray, I have mostly finished putting my fairy and twig together. This work requires that the castings be cleaned and prepared for assembly. I call this soldering, but it is really known as brazing. Brazing joins two metals by heating and melting a filler that bonds to the two pieces of metal and joins them. […]

Faerie on Twig 2

 

I have now cast all the parts, except for the wings, for my faerie and the twig. The faerie was cast in ancient bronze as this has a nice red coloring to the metal. I cast her shoes and collar in white bronze as accent pieces. The twig and leaves were cast in silicon bronze […]

Faerie on Twig 1

 

I have started to cast my sculpture of a faerie on a twig. This work was planned for the spring of 2018. This faerie is of the type I like to do because it is more than just a figurine. I plan to put some coloured quartz or crystals on the piece when I put […]

Supergirl on Pyrite

 

I spent some time a month ago and cast another Supergirl statue. I would like one of these works available for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in April, 2018. I am mounting this work on a pyrite stone that I acquired last year. I have also added some quartz crystals to this work. The […]

Pirate Flag 2

 

Today, I made a hinge for my treasure chest. I also cut some granite to make a base for my second pirate wench casting. This is where I plan to set my 18th century cannon with the piece and, of course, fly the Jolly Roger pirate flag that I made earlier. The hinge for the […]

Pirate Flag 1

 

I am working on a second, different casting of my pirate wench. This casting is intended to be an artwork piece that will include my bronze cannon, a bronze seashell, and most importantly a bronze cast Jolly Roger pirate flag. According to Wikipedia, I am using the flag of Edward England, a wonderful pirate from […]

Wonder Woman in Bronze

 

Last April at the 2017 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, someone asked if I could do a statue of Wonder Woman in bronze. In June of 2017 I found a kit for such a statue, but unfortunately it was out of production. I have just received word that I should be able to source this […]

Pirate Wench 3

 

I have essentially finished my pirate wench. I first thought to mount the piece on a light colour granite base as shown below, but on reflection I changed to a dark base. I also picked up some iron pyrite at the local gem and rock show. When sparkling, this will help enhance the piece. I […]

Pirate Wench 2

 

Well, I have the pirate wench all together. This stage, which is the soldering and fitting and cutting, is perhaps the most tedious and possibly the most dangerous work. I work with torches and hot metal and grinding devices and sometimes it is hard to get pieces to fit together properly. After casting I clean […]

Pirate Wench 1

 

Folks, I am casting a pirate wench. It’s not on my to-do list for 2018, but I had to cast another pirate chest. I have studio time scheduled in November with Shona Rae, the metal smith and jewellery artist who first showed me how to cast metal. I want to learn new things and I […]