Bronze Casting Workshop

Günther Leicht

Mirjam Fee Barsties, Kai Schmitzer, Guido Naujoks, Schutzweste der Werkstatt, 2012

The bronze casting workshop allows students to explore bronze as an artistic means of expression. Individual creative projects are supported during training. The acquisition of traditional bronze casting skills prefaces the adoption of modern creative practices.

The workshop offers an introductory course on artisan bronze casting techniques from theoretical basics to practical implementation. Starting with the special qualities of bronze, practical implementation is accompanied by advice from specialists. At the same time the workshop is a space for creative experimentation. Cooperation with other workshops promotes intermedial dialogue between the different forms of 3D creativity.  



  • Modelling and wax work room
  • Wax smelter
  • Moulding room
  • Crane
  • Room for bronze crafting with appropriate facilities
  • Wet room
  • Mould furnace, burnout oven, melting kilns
  • Patinating workplace


Course content

  • Moulding techniques in silicone rubber, plaster, wax, clay
  • Lost wax casting techniques
  • Creating wax models with the necessary feeding and venting systems
  • Handling bronze as a molten mass
  • Casting process and removal of castings from moulds
  • Reworking the unfinished casting by chasing
  • Refining casting surface via welding, soldering, beating and patinating
  • Assembly of a suitable presentation display in wood, iron, stone



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