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