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Small Statuette that I am currently working on

Small Statuette that I am currently working on

I will be heading up a course in small bronze statuary this fall in Florence.  It will be a collaboration with master bronze founder and chaser, Fabrizio Cipriani.  The whole process from model to patina will be covered.  A special emphasis will be placed on traditional hand finishing of the bronze, in particular the use of the cesello.  Il cesello is the italian term for the punches and chisels utilized in metal working.  The bronze is carved, engraved and molded using the ceselli.  It is a fantastic technique practiced by the ancient greeks and up until recently.  It is a dying art and this will be a rare opportunity work with 2nd generation Italian master willing share his knowledge.

Ceres in progress

Ceres in progress

The class will be held at the Studio della Statua of sculptor Jason Arkles in Florence.  It will meet several evenings a week with foundry visits generally scheduled on Saturday mornings.  You can find more information about the class in the menu bar above.  Or click right here.  If you are interested please contact me via email or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Bronze statuettes in progress

Bronze statuettes in progress