How to Make a Bronze Sculpture?
Bronze Sculpture Manufacturing
Bronze is the most popular metal for cast metal sculptures; a cast bronze sculpture is often called simply a “bronze”. It can be used for statues, singly or in groups, reliefs, and small statuettes and figurines, as well as bronze elements, to be fitted to other objects such as furniture. As a professional sculpture supplier, Bonnie sculpture always focuses on optimizing manufacturing techniques and designing procedures in order to supply our customers efficiently with cost-saving indoor & outdoor bronze sculptures.
Making a bronze sculpture is a challenging task. We don’t actually create the original design in bronze. To start the process of making a bronze sculpture you first need a sculpture in some other medium. Sculptures can be created using a variety of materials, such as wax, clay, wood, or stone that giving you the option of going back and adjusting the piece.
Large Bronze Sculpture
For a large sculpture, our artist will usually prepare small study models until the pose and proportions are determined. An intermediate-sized model is then constructed with all of the final details. For very large works, this may again be scaled to a larger intermediate. From the final scale model, measuring devices are used to determine the dimensions of an armature for the structural support of a full-size temporary piece, which is brought to rough form by wood, cardboard, plastic foam, and/or paper to approximately fill the volume while keeping the weight low. Finally, plaster, clay or other material is used to form the full-size model, from which a mould may be constructed. Alternatively, a large refractory core may be constructed, and the direct-wax method then applied for subsequent investment. Before modern welding techniques, large sculptures were generally cast in one piece with a single pour. Welding allows a large sculpture to be cast in pieces, then joined.