Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wingless Victory

One of the first sculptures I made at Wellesley was a figure I titled "Wingless Victory," a dramatic piece only 10 inches in height . The original was modeled directly in wax and cast in bronze in the basement foundry of Pendleton. Lucky for me the pour was successful and I didn't end up with a formless blob for my efforts.

I didn't know how to make rubber molds then, but I do now. Here is my latest bronze cast made from the mold of the original. I learned how to do a silver patina and I love it!

At bottom is the original in a dark brown patina.

And finally here I am working on the patina in my garage studio:

Dress 38 - newly fired with a nice metallic reduction glaze