Bronze Casting: The Luted Crucible method

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A bronze casting workshop will be offered in conjunction with Some Assembly Required.


Learn bronze casting via the “Luted-crucible” method. Piers Watson will teach a workshop in the method, that differs from all other bronze casting methods, in that it can be done with natural materials; no refined materials of any kind are needed. Watson learned the technique in India and has perfected it at his studio near Toulouse.

The method is described by Katherine F. Hacker in her article “Traveling Objects: Brass Images, Artisans, and Audiences”: “…Small [clay] bowls…are filled with scrap metal, and then attached directly to the clay-coated wax forms…At the end of the firing process when the craftsman takes each object out of the fire, he quickly inverts it, allowing the molten metal to run down into the cavity created by the lost wax.”
The workshop will involve three short classes during which students will sculpt their wax models and prepare them for casting. The final class will take place outside the city (carpooling can be arranged) during which Watson will oversee the casting of the students’ pieces in a wood-fired foundry constructed expressly for this workshop. Each student will make one bronze artwork weighing 150- 300 grams (the weight of the final cast object will depend on the number of students participating in the workshop).

The workshop will take place the evenings of February 11th, 12th, 13th at Open Source Gallery from 7-9pm. The final casting will take place Saturday, February 15th in upstate New York. Contact Ethan Crenson ( for more information. Limit 12 students.
Cost of the workshop is $175 and includes materials. Downpayment is $50.

The workshop is currently full. To be placed on the waiting list please email Ethan Crenson

Contact Ethan Crenson for more information.

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