works with clay, wax, or plaster to produce sculpture to be cast in
bronze or bronze resin. He normally takes the first casting from the
mould in bronze resin (sometimes called "cold-cast bronze") to act
as a reference copy for the foundry, and frequently will run an
edition the same size as the bronze edition in bronze resin.
Correctly produced, bronze resin has a high bronze content at the
surface, which will weather extremely well. Whilst there is a
considerable price advantage to bronze resin, it has to be said that
it is not bronze and because it is a new material, its life
expectancy beyond 50 years is untested. Where price or weight are
important considerations however, it can be an attractive
alternative, and it is increasingly used, even in public
commissions. Stone resins are also available for a few works
where this is appropriate, as an alternative to bronze resin within
the same edition. As a rough guide on price, bronze resin tends to
be about half the price of bronze.
Most sculpture is available in editions of either 8 or 9. A certain
amount of cast work is held by the artist and in galleries,
otherwise it is cast to order. Delivery time for the latter,
dependent upon size and material is normally 8-16 weeks. Commission
work is currently completing in 20-30 weeks.
Please contact us for prices.
Preparation of wax (Bronze Age
Patination (Paul Joyce foundry)