This sculptural technique was introduced as early as 3500 BC: today, the lost wax casting remains the only method known for the creation of bronze sculptures.
Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, is widely used thanks to its strength. Many sculptors, like me, use it to create personalized bronze statues.
It is a very laborious process that generally begins with a wax model, which is then placed inside some refractory material before being placed in special ovens at 900°C. Here, the wax, by melting, gives way to the bronze casting. Once the casting has been “liberated” from the refractory material, it is hand finished and chiseled to perfect the details.
The bronze can also be lacquered, giving the sculpture different colors and shades.