The Process of Casting Metal
When the metal has cooled, the sculpture is removed from the baked investment mold. The investment is air blasted, chiseled, or wire brushed off of the metal and the gating|sprues and cup are cut off. I like to scrub, polish, and then color the metal with a patina. I seal the sculpture with a metal sealant to keeps its luster. Lastly, I mount the sculpture so that its presentation ready. This piece is a “FUNK”tional piece using a pinecone as a back scratcher cast in aluminum.
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Check out the cartoon verion of how to cast metal!