image credits: #1) Ed Bamiling, #2) Helen Swanson, #9-#10) Trudy Golley
On Small-Scale Bronze Casting
Paul speaks about his ongoing interest in the process of Small-Scale Refractory Shell Bronze Casting.
"Having developed a studio practice focusing on techniques relating to jewellery and small object design, I began exploring the process of Small-Scale Refractory Shell Bronze Casting while pursuing graduate studies (MFA) at the University of Calgary.
Receiving an Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Project Grant in 2002 assisted with the development of a portable furnace and in gaining experience with the various materials and methods. The generosity of the many individuals, businesses and suppliers in donating resources to this project has been very much appreciated.
The independence and relatively quick turn around time allows me to rapidly work through ideas and see them realized in bronze. Using processes whose roots may date back many thousands of years, I enjoy creating works which address the primacy of the hand and eye in our ongoing experience of the world."
For booking information please e-mail Paul at: email@example.com
Paul presents a five-day workshop on Small-Scale Bronze Casting at Red Deer College's SERIES: Summer School of the Visual Arts. The course is of special interest to individuals who might wish to incorporate cast metal objects into their current projects. For more information, please contact RDC Continuing Education directly.