Looking for Bronze cats statues wedding gifts? Bronze statues are perfect for a special gift occasion or if you want to infuse some art in to your home. It all starts in the studio with an idea…then figuring out how to realize the vision in clay. Once you have the piece largely together, you have to add a lot of finishing touches to get it ready for the next step. In the video below is my most recent piece, a bronze eagle sculpture called “Wind Chester”.
Pieces made from cold cast or bonded bronze are commonly mistaken for real bronze. This is a material made from mixing bronze powder and resin. It does a great job of impersonating bronze, but has a much lighter weight. For example, you could weigh a real bronze statue or sculpture and get a 6- to 10-pound reading. A bonded bronze version would weigh in at only 2–3 pounds. Big difference! Bonded or cold cast bronze also has a dense sound to it if struck by a wooden dowel or pencil in a hollow area. True bronze will have a metallic ring to it. And if the piece has actually broken off, chances are it’s not pure bronze. Cold cast/bonded bronze is more brittle and can be broken much more easily than bronze. And when it happens, you’ll see a whitish interior, possibly with small flecks depending on how it was produced. While iron packs a lot of weight and can produce a ring, there is an easy way to tell if your sculpture or statue is iron: magnets. Simply hold a magnet up to the piece, if it sticks, you’ve got iron! If it doesn’t, you’ve got bronze (or some other non-ferric material). Another easy way to spot an iron statue is if there are any small patches of corrosion. Bronze does not contain any oxidizing metals and will not rust and corrode. This is why it lasts thousands of years. Find additional info at Bronze statue.
Tip for getting bronze art valued: Have realistic expectations. Last, be realistic about your expectations. There are some bronze sculptures that are frequently replicated, and they can be found all over the place such as pieces by Remington, Rodin, and Renoir. If you’re looking at one of these pieces, the chances of it being worth anything substantial are slim to none. However, with less replicated pieces, they have the potential to be original casts or recasts, and the value for these can vary.
Bronze sculptures maintenance: Now you can add wax and polish. One rule — no car wax! Often this will dry white, which looks terrible. It can also contain cleaning agents harmful to bronze. The best wax to use is simple, clear paste wax. Brands such as Trewax (for lighter colored sculptures) or Johnson’s (for darker colored sculptures) will work fine. Apply using a soft rag and give the sculpture a light coating. Let that dry and then apply one more coating. After that, you’re all done! You’ve now learned how to clean outdoor bronze sculptures! See? Not so bad. Stand back and admire your freshly cleaned and re-protected outdoor bronze sculpture.
I take great pride in creating art that is meaningful and stands the test of time. Whether it’s a gift to another or a gift to yourself, each piece evokes true emotion and appreciation for those who feel drawn to adopt one. You’ll see three lines of work on the site: My limited-edition bronzes are aimed at those who appreciate truly high-end fine art. My “Desk Buddies” collection make the energy of my work just a bit more accessible. And my experimental one-of-a-kinds; truly unique pieces that incorporate a variety of materials and concepts. Visit: https://www.laurelpetersongregory.com/.
Meet Laurel Peterson Gregory : My Creative Process: My process typically begins with careful scrutiny of the anatomy and movement of my intended subject. Dozens of digital images and sketches later, the subtle positions, relationships, and attitudes of my animal characters capture the feeling and story I seek to convey in the piece.