Custom bronze horse statues
Bronze Horse Sculptures by Kim Corpany
Bronze Sculpture, Monuments And Tombstones, Custom Monuments
Custom bronze statues of horses and their people created by Kim Corpany.
From your initial consultation to the finished bronze statue you are involved in the process. Your input and ideas become a custom bronze sculpture of your horse! You will recieve progress photos from the intial sketches through the process of sculpting your horse in clay. Then, following your approval of the clay model, a mold is made from that clay sculpture and the statue will follow the steps of the time honored lost wax bronze casting method.Wax will be poured into the mold to create a hollow wax replica of the clay horse. That wax sculpture is then dipped into a liquid ceramic and coated in sand. Subsequent layers of ceramic slurry and sand are built up on the wax sculpture, with time allowed between coats for each layer to dry thoroughly. This builds a 'rock' or ceramic shell around the wax piece. The foundry then heats this ceramic shell to approximately 1700 degrees in a furnace melting out the wax and heating the shell at the same time. Meanwhile a separate furnace heats and melts bronze ingots in a crucible to the same temperature.When the metal and ceramic shell have reached the neccessary temperature, the molten metal is then poured into the ceramic shell. The shell is then allowed to cool. When the shell is cool it is cracked off of the bronze sculpture inside using hammers and chisels. The parts of the new bronze sculpture are then sandblasted to remove any remaining ceramic shell and the pieces are welded together by metal chasers. These foundry workers are artists in their own right, as they weld the pieces together and then grind and texture the welds to match the rest of the sculpture so that after the piece is given a final sandblasting, any seams disappear.The bronze sculpture can then goes into the hands of the patina artist who applies color to the piece using the heat of a torch and various acids and chemicals to create chemical reactions on the surface of the bronze metal. A wide variety of patinas are possible and we can color your bronze statue to meet your desired finish. If a base is desired on the piece, it is added now, prior to shipping to the customer.Our standard base is a two inch high walnut wood base, which looks beautiful with bronze. However, we can custom make a base for your sculpture to match the existing woodwork of your home or office. If desired, stone bases are also available.
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, custom bronze horse sculpture
, custom bronze horse statue
, Custom Bronze Sculpture
, Custom Bronze Statue
, Custom Horse Sculpture
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