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Title:

Pineapple Palm Fountain

Medium:
Bronze

Dimensions:
54"h x 24"w
16" base

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Detail of
fountain

 

 

detail of bronze fountain

Bronze Process

I use the lost wax method to make bronzes like the lamps and fountains on this page. First a rubber mold is made from my original sculpture. With the rubber mold I make a wax model for the next step, which is preparing a high fire ceramic shell mold. The shell mold is cure fired and dewaxed using 1500 degrees heat. Now with the shell mold completed I can finally cast the bronze. I pour the molten bronze into the shell where there was once a wax mold.

Once the metal has cooled the shell can be broken away to reveal the rough cast which still needs cleaning and polishing. To make the intricately shaped fountains below, I welded many smaller bronze castings together. For the finishing touch I can color the metal with acids before mounting on a base. Richard Mole

 

sculpture "Fountain Of Eden

Title: Fountain Of Eden

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 45"h x 20"w

Price: Phone/email

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Title:
Blooming Cascade

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 37"h x 14 "w

Price: Phone/email

 

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medium animated fountain
fountain base

 


Contact Information:

Richard Mole
28 Tango Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506

505.455.7593

email: cmole1@earthlink.net

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