I have spent the last week adding a bronze finish to my new sculptures. Some sculptures are already partially glazed with traditional, kiln fired glazes. In this picture they already have the first coat of bronze filler mixed with varnish. I have described the technique in a previous post.
The second coat has been applied, and both sculptures have been polished with wire wool.
This piece is called ‘Boy and Frog’ and it is about a boy who turned into a frog for a day. The eyes of the frog has been glazed with a gold glaze as has the boy’s crown.
This is the Joker. Her dress and balls are glazed but her face and bib has a bronze finish
The Crow! I love the Crow, she’s scary but has a great sense of fun, I think. I used quite a lot of graphite powder in the second coat in order to keep her pretty black. Her beak and eyes are glazed the normal way.
You’ll find the recipe for my bronze effect treatment here