Lost Wax Found Bronze
For thousands of years, artists have used the lost wax bronze casting process. In essence, it replaces the original model first with wax, then with bronze. Today, some of the materials used are decidedly state-of-the-art. But the basic process remains unchanged. Find out more about the process, materials, and sculptor Gerry Balciar's perspective on bronze casting in these areas of the site.
Follow the steps in the casting process from clay model to completed bronze artwork.
Learn more about how each material used in in the casting process is suited for its particular job.
Artist Interview
Hear how Gerry Balciar uses the casting process as part of his creative vision as a sculptor.

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The production of this site was generously supported by
Mr. & Mrs. Aubrey McClendon.
Further support provided in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.