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Divider – bronze (work in progress)

 

Metal casting workshop at Emily Carr University over a period of 5 weeks.

bust | 24cm wax, for casting

27Mar13 | bust

24cm wax, for casting

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bust | 24cm wax, for casting

27Mar13 | bust

24cm wax, for casting

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Divider - wip | Melt the wax

11Feb13 | Divider - wip

Melt the wax

Divider - wip | Make some wax plates

11Feb13 | Divider - wip

Make some wax plates

Divider - wip | Assemble the basic shapes

7Mar13 | Divider - wip

Assemble the basic shapes

Divider - wip | Check proportions

7Mar13 | Divider - wip

Check proportions

Divider - wip | Add the neck

8Mar13 | Divider - wip

Add the neck

Divider - wip | Start adding the suit details

12Mar13 | Divider - wip

Start adding the suit details

Divider - wip | More details and tie attempt 1

24Mar13 | Divider - wip

More details and tie attempt 1

Divider - wip | Check against the main sprout

26Mar13 | Divider - wip

Check against the main sprout

Divider - wip | Check finished model againt clay prototype

26Mar13 | Divider - wip

Check finished model againt clay prototype

Divider - wip | Finish off wax model

27Mar13 | Divider - wip

Finish off wax model

Divider - wip | Rig it up with the sprouts and vents

4Apr13 | Divider - wip

Rig it up with the sprouts and vents

Divider - wip | Add a pin to hold the core

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Add a pin to hold the core

Divider - wip | Add a pin to hold the core

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Add a pin to hold the core

Divider - wip | Prepare the flask

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Prepare the flask

Divider - wip | Attatch wax model to the base

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Attatch wax model to the base

Divider - wip | Pour the investment and remove air bubbles

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Pour the investment and remove air bubbles

Divider - wip | Into the oven

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Into the oven

Divider - wip | Melt some bronze

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Melt some bronze

Divider - wip | Pour some bronze

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Pour some bronze

Divider - wip | Spill some bronze

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Spill some bronze

Divider - wip | Wait to cool down

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Wait to cool down

Divider - wip | Unlucky investment that broke

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Unlucky investment that broke

Divider - wip | Break it apart

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Break it apart

Divider - wip | Cool it down with water

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Cool it down with water

Divider - wip | Flashed bronze all over

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Flashed bronze all over

Divider - wip | Start cleaning up

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Start cleaning up

Divider - wip | Remove unwanted parts

20Apr13 | Divider - wip

Remove unwanted parts

Divider - wip | Start polishing

22Apr13 | Divider - wip

Start polishing

Divider - wip | Fix tie

27Apr13 | Divider - wip

Fix tie

Divider - wip | Grind

27Apr13 | Divider - wip

Grind

Divider - wip | Finish it off

27Apr13 | Divider - wip

Finish it off


Final piece

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Conqueror – Process

 

Metal casting workshop at Emily Carr University over a period of 11 weeks.

photo 1111_0266_1 | concept development

17Mar12 | photo 1111_0266_1

concept development

photo 1112_0270 | concept development

17Mar12 | photo 1112_0270

concept development

Conqueror | 22cm, clay

14Jan12 | Conqueror

22cm, clay

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Conqueror | 22cm, clay

14Jan12 | Conqueror

22cm, clay

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Conqueror wip | Recreate the model, making sure the clay stays wet and there are no undercuts

22Jan12 | Conqueror wip

Recreate the model, making sure the clay stays wet and there are no undercuts

Conqueror wip | Attatch the clay to a board and build a clay wall up to the profile line

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Attatch the clay to a board and build a clay wall up to the profile line

Conqueror wip | Secure the boards around the model and seal the gaps with more clay

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Secure the boards around the model and seal the gaps with more clay

Conqueror wip | Fill the box the plaster

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Fill the box the plaster

Conqueror wip | Wait for it to dry

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Wait for it to dry

Conqueror wip | First half of the mold is ready. Flip it and clean it

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

First half of the mold is ready. Flip it and clean it

Conqueror wip | Add new boards around it and seal them as well

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Add new boards around it and seal them as well

Conqueror wip | Fill second half with plaster

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Fill second half with plaster

Conqueror wip | Make a mess

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Make a mess

Conqueror wip | Open the two parts and remove the clay pieces

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Open the two parts and remove the clay pieces

Conqueror wip | Clean up the mold

4Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Clean up the mold

Conqueror wip | Fill the mold with wax and empty it out several times, until a thick shell of wax is build

11Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Fill the mold with wax and empty it out several times, until a thick shell of wax is build

Conqueror wip | Cool down the mold and remove the wax

11Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Cool down the mold and remove the wax

Conqueror wip | Start putting together the pieces of wax

13Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Start putting together the pieces of wax

Conqueror wip | Add and model all the details

17Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Add and model all the details

Conqueror wip | The complete wax model

18Feb12 | Conqueror wip

The complete wax model

Conqueror wip | Make the main sprue loop for the bronze to flow in

18Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Make the main sprue loop for the bronze to flow in

Conqueror wip | Attach it to the model

19Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Attach it to the model

Conqueror wip | Complete with all the sprues, runners and core pins

25Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Complete with all the sprues, runners and core pins

Conqueror wip | Secure it to a board and apply alcohol to prevent air bubble formation

25Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Secure it to a board and apply alcohol to prevent air bubble formation

Conqueror wip | Add a flask

25Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Add a flask

Conqueror wip | Mix the investment

25Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Mix the investment

Conqueror wip | Fill up the flask with the investment

25Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Fill up the flask with the investment

Conqueror wip | Put it in the kiln for a week to melt all the wax

25Feb12 | Conqueror wip

Put it in the kiln for a week to melt all the wax

Conqueror wip | Melt some bronze

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Melt some bronze

Conqueror wip | Pour the bronze into the investment mold

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Pour the bronze into the investment mold

Conqueror wip | Wait an hour

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Wait an hour

Conqueror wip | Remove canister

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Remove canister

Conqueror wip | Reveal moment

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Reveal moment

Conqueror wip | Continue breaking the investment

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Continue breaking the investment

Conqueror wip | Use various tools to clean up the investment

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Use various tools to clean up the investment

Conqueror wip | Things are looking good

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Things are looking good

Conqueror wip | Sand blast to clean up any remaining investment

3Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Sand blast to clean up any remaining investment

Conqueror wip | Start cutting off the channels

10Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Start cutting off the channels

Conqueror wip | There are a few minor problems that can be fixed

10Mar12 | Conqueror wip

There are a few minor problems that can be fixed

Conqueror wip | There are a few minor problems that can be fixed

10Mar12 | Conqueror wip

There are a few minor problems that can be fixed

Conqueror wip | Welding any holes and gaps

17Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Welding any holes and gaps

Conqueror wip | Use angle grinder to work on the flat surface

17Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Use angle grinder to work on the flat surface

Conqueror wip | Continue by hand with sandpapers

24Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Continue by hand with sandpapers

Conqueror wip | Make sure the surface is as flat as possible

24Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Make sure the surface is as flat as possible

Conqueror wip | Polish the surface to get it as shinny as possible

31Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Polish the surface to get it as shinny as possible

Conqueror wip | Apply patina on parts of the surface

31Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Apply patina on parts of the surface

Conqueror wip | Weight 2.5kg

31Mar12 | Conqueror wip

Weight 2.5kg

Conqueror | 21cm Bronze | Canada | British Columbia | Vancouver | West End

31Mar12 | Conqueror

21cm Bronze

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Final piece.

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