Textured bronzes were created during a period of artist residencies within historic locations and finished with an exhibition in the Long Gallery in Sudbury Hall.
Textured bronzes are created by using an ancient technique called Solid Core casting, first a sketch is made of the proposed sculpture. From the sketch the negative space is imagined as positive space and carved from a solid block of investment plaster. Wax is worked over the surface of the core, adding texture to the surface by hand.
Both wax and core are taken through the direct lost wax technique which transforms the outer layer of wax into bronze. Once cool a small opening is made in the bronze and the plaster core is removed.
The opening is closed and the bronze finished with a coloured patina and then sealed with beeswax.
Some of this collection is available to purchase direct from the shop