Art By Type Feature - Sculpture
Learn about our stunning Foundry Bronze and Cold Cast Bronze Sculpture
At Enid Hutt Gallery we offer a vast range of sculpture in lots of different medium, including resin, bronze, porcelain and cold cast bronze.
Sculpture has been a favourite amongst art lovers for decades. It is an aspect of visual art which is presented in 3-dimensions of height, width and length. Originally sculpture in past times were carved, usually from stone, ceramics, metal or wood but in modern times there has been complete freedom of process and materials.
Bronze is the oldest and still the most popular choice for sculpting, being named as a hot cast metal sculpture or cast bronze sculpture, more commonly know simply as bronze. The ancient method of the lost-wax process still being one of the most magical and popular choices for many sculptors. Hot cast sculptures are broken out from a mould following the pour of hot, molten bronze which will then be worked on when cold and set to finalise the article, polishing and removing any additional, unwanted sections added from the natural aspects of pouring molten bronze into a mould. Once the piece has been finalised in shape and form it is then on occasion finished with a patina to give it a contrasting colour or to make it look as though it has aged through a natural patination process which bronze takes over time with oxidization.
It is the result of the distinct blue-green coating or shading seen on older sculptures or roofing usually on bronze which has been exposed to outdoor conditions.
While metal and stone are more robust forms of sculpture, glass may be used through a wide variety of methods and techniques. There are various ways of making and moulding glass however, because the use of a kiln is needed usually size is limited due to the size of the kiln available
Cold Cast bronze
As well as hot cast bronze methods, cold cast bronze is also a popular choice with sculptors, sometimes referred to as bronze resin. The technique involves blending bronze powder with polyester resin, applying it to the inside of a mould. Cold cast bronze lasts a long time, possibly not quite as long as metal bronze but is suitable for outside use and is frost-proof but can be quite brittle and easily shattered if applied with pressure.
Cold cast bronze can be repaired at a cost but is usually beyond economical repair due to the lower cost of the sculpure initially.
Enid Hutt Gallery offer a large range of both solid bronze (Lost Wax) and Cold Cast Bronze sculpture. We have included a small selection on this page, and more can be viewed through our listed pages. We offer many domestic animals like dog sculpure and cat sculpture, along with international wildlife and figurative pieces. We love our range of sculpture and are always looking to expand on our range.