images from recent Small-Scale Bronze Casting workshops

Images from recent Small-Scale Bronze Casting workshops:

at the Sculpture Studio, The Banff Centre, March 2003 (#1)

at the Red Deer Culture Services Centre, May 2004 (#2)

SERIES at Red Deer College, July 2004 (#3–#4)

SERIES at Grande Prairie Regional College, August 2005 (#5–#11)

"Assimilation of ourselves to external object of interest, 156," medallic artwork (obverse):

cast and patinated bronze. Paul W. Leathers, © 2003. O.D. 5.7 cm (#12)

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image credits: #1) Ed Bamiling, #2) Helen Swanson, #9-#10) Trudy Golley

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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."

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Small-Scale Bronze Casting

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.