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Cast your own small bronze...

I am publishing a complete tutorial taking you step by step through an easily achievable casting project for professional sculptors and hobbyists.

Only US$16 from…

The method described in this manual is called the thin ceramic shell, lost wax technique. This is the same method implemented by professional art foundries. We have simply scaled it down and adapted some aspects of the process to make it easy for anyone to complete successfully in a few days without any heavy equipment.

The tutorial takes you through all the steps necessary to make a small, fist size bronze sculpture, from making the original sculpture in wax to finishing the final bronze reproduction. you will be introduced to the basics of wax working, "sprueing" a wax model, mixing and applying a ceramic slurry, making your own crucible and making an efficient yet affordable furnace, melting and pouring the metal and finally chasing the bronze before applying a simple patina.

An appendix lists a large number of places where the necessary tools and materials can be purchased in different countries around the world. (UK, US, Canada, ZA, OZ, NZ, France, Ireland and more...) This will save you much time and effort and will allow you to quickly gather all necessary materials and equipment.

All the best,



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Olivier Duhamel
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
New Zealand
Current Residence: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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NudeTaylor Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
Zaigwast Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Greetings' ! :iconfemaleexcellence: has a great honor and pleasure to announce you that your art was selected in the "#15 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [01.09.2013]"

Congratulation ! :D, you can check it here ->…

PS: Feel free to submit your great art to us and join us if did not yet have the chance :la:
mitsubishiman Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Congrats on the DD, well deserved, I Love Rosie, however I am reasonably sure the piece is out of my price range, someday perhaps...
Zaigwast Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
Nemo-Corp Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really great works. I like it :clap:

And congrats for your DD ;)
Devil115 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice "body" of work!
JecBro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
im really enjoying u'r art so keep it up
NTiag0 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool profile pic.
LordSnooty Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Thank you for the fave, much appreciated!
chairlee Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fav! :)
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