A view into the furnace while tempering a crucible
Creative Fire – Embracing the Art of Sand Casting Bronze
In the winter of 2022, I embarked on creative adventures in Australia. Two of the projects involved learning to sand cast bronze. Armed with inspiration, determination, YouTube, and some very generous and helpful friends I assembled a basic foundry.
Unfortunately two weeks before finalizing the projects I had an accident while woodworking that left my left hand injured. Despite this setback, I found healing and encouragement in the support of my friends. Together, we managed to carry out three pours, and to our delight, one of them resulted in the first casting – this little Ganesha.
Elements of the foundry
A Glimpse of the First Casting
I wanted to share with you an image of the very first casting in the new foundry – It is the same Ganesha pattern that we cast in Australia last year! This piece serves as a testament to overcoming limits, and the boundless creative possibilities that lie ahead.