Work In Progress

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

Stagecoach 1

 

I am beginning to cast a new work that will be a bronze stagecoach. This stagecoach is intended to be a submission to the Calgary Stampede for 2020. I am basing this casting on a wooden model kit. At the moment I am not planning on casting the horses for the stagecoach. These will be […]

Pirate Fairy 2

 

My Pirate Fairy is now 99% finished. Tiki, the fairy, was coloured with some green enamel. I abandoned my original idea to use some black tourmaline as a feature stone on this sculpture when the stone fractured while drilling to set a pin. Instead, I used a wonderfully fine piece of iron pyrite. The coin […]

Gal Gadot 4

 

I have essentially finished my Wonder Woman, the Gal Gadot version, with mirror. I am quite pleased with how it has turned out. This work will be called Spiegelbild im Spiegel. The name is a reflection of Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt, a simple arpeggio on the piano combined with a slow-moving melody line […]

Brass Monkey 2

 

My brass monkey sculpture is almost finished. In my previous posting I had shown the work without a cast figurine. However, on second thought, I decided to cast another pirate wench for this work as I thought it needed a focus piece. This work is now a sister piece to my “Protecting the Booty” sculpture. […]

Pirate Fairy 1

 

I have started a new sculpture that I am calling the Pirate Fairy. At the time I didn’t realize that Disney had co-opted this name for one of their animated movies starring Tinker Bell. My fairy is actually named Tiki, and yes, she is a pirate fairy so I will continue to call her by […]

Gal Gadot 3

 

I have now cast and assembled my sculpture of Wonder Woman that I had created in wax almost a year ago. I used the original wax model I had made. As this wax model is now ‘lost’, as part of the lost wax casting process, I have no plans to do another. This piece will […]

Brass Monkey 1

 

I haven’t posted new work for quite some time. But, that doesn’t mean that I have been inactive. I have completed my Raquel Gothic sculpture and my Wonder Woman sculpture. They are currently waiting for me to cut some stone for their bases. I have also been finishing some miscellaneous needs related to my castings, […]

Raquel Gothic 3

 

I have now managed to complete the soldering and assembly of this piece. This is one of the largest works that I have competed, tipping the scale at 1280 grams of bronze. If I complete the sand casting of the clock base it will most definitely be the largest work I have made. I had […]

Raquel Gothic 2

 

Some progress has been made on this fairy. The first picture shows the cast for the full body. This was cast with my natural bronze alloy of copper and tin and as the scale shows, weighs 522 grams. One difficulty with large castings is that it takes a lot of heat to solder or braze […]

Raquel Gothic 1

 

It’s been a while since I posted any new work. However, I have started a new casting of a gothic steampunk type of fairy that I think will be quite delightful. I have already cast the wings in yellow brass and I am about to cast the complete fairy in ancient bronze. Her stockings and […]