Wednesday, 4 February 2015

#606 In the foundry: "The Taker"

Below, are photos taken in the foundry depicting the application of the patina to The Taker.   

 The first photo shows the patina technician polishing the bronze.

Next, liver of sulfur is applied which darkens the bronze sculpture.

The bronze is then heated with a propane torch and cupric nitrate is sizzled on.

The sculpture now has a cool blueish-green color and is allowed to cool down.
When cool,  the stainless steel ball is ready to be welded in, the weld heat marks are then touched up with liver of sulfur.
Wax is applied, and I sign and number the back of each casting with an engraver.

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