Friday, February 01, 2013

Metal luster Glaze

I was asked about finishing sculptures to look like gold!

Well there are several  ways..Gold powders can be mixed in a medium such as shellac and applied, in the case of this sculpture by Maria a gold lustre glaze has been used..Quite striking!!
You could also apply gold leaf (gilding)..or spray gold. Cast bronze may be polished to a golden patina also.

Direct cement pics

Several of my students have recently expressed an interest in working direct  in cement fondu.
No need for moulds, quick easy and light! I will post picture of more works in progress soon!

A few more pictures at this link

Monday, January 28, 2013