For the creation of this particular and sacred jewel, we went beyond clay and went back to school to learn the bronze casting with which this series of pendant necklaces dedicated to the Mother Goddess were made.
Bronze casting is a manufacturing process that consists of melting bronze metal and pouring the molten liquid into a mold to create a solid shape. This process is used to create a wide variety of objects, from sculptures to small artistic creations such as jewellery. We have used it to make these new creations.
For the bronze casting of small creations, the “lost wax” technique is usually used. This process involves creating a wax model, which is coated with a layer of refractory material. The wax is then melted and the refractory shell is placed in a kiln to harden it and remove any residual water. Subsequently, the bronze is melted and poured into the mould, where it solidifies and takes the shape of the original model.
Once the bronze has cooled and hardened, the refractory shell is broken and the blank is cleaned and finished. Refinement may include removing blemishes, sanding, and patinating to create the desired look.
Bronze casting is a complex process and requires great skill and precision. Having explored the world of bronze has also allowed us to start a new journey made up of artistic creations of great beauty and durability over time.