Creating a bronze sculpture can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

 

TO BEGIN
The process usually begins with finding a model, getting great photographs (for later use) and having a very clear vision in mind of what the end result will be.

PAPER CLAY

I build the figures in "paper clay", which needs to be kept wet. While building the figure/s in clay, it's simply stage after stage of refinements. It can be very meditative!

DRYING THEN MOLDING

Once I am happy with the result, the clay is left to dry. I then send the completely dry clay model off to have a mold made.

 

CASTING

Using the mold, I can choose the finish that I desire for the figure. I usually get them done in cold cast bronze, which is an affordable alternative to bronze, making my art more accessible to a wider audience. I also create limited edition artworks in what's known as hot cast bronze, typically for display and selling through galleries. 

Working from a model

Photographs in the studio

Big shapes are in place

Roughing in all areas

Working mainly from photos on this pose

cleaning up the whole figure with more precision and subtlety

Clarifying, softening, adjusting

Detail after it is cast

Finished in cold cast bronze