Posted: 07/11/2008Students in Special Topics in Bronze Casting -- taught in both the first and second summer sessions by John Galt, visiting professor of art -- perform first-hand all of the steps involved in making bronze sculptures by the traditional "lost wax" method. The process begins with the creation of the original artwork in wax or clay and culminates with the pouring of molten bronze into a ceramic shell created from the original work. Thanks to a new furnace acquired by the College several years ago, students are able to create sculptures that weigh up to 200 pounds. The furnace heats the bronze to 2150 degrees F.
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