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Discover the ancient luted crucible method of lost-wax metal casting while creating your own bronze sculpture. During this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, work with pure beeswax, fine clay, silica sand, rice hulls, charcoal, pure copper, and tin to make a bronze alloy, which is fired in an outdoor, below-ground-level, charcoal-fired furnace. To create your bronze sculpture, build a beeswax model, form a clay mold around the model, shape a clay crucible, measure quantities of tin and copper for your bronze alloy, and then join the crucible to the mold, thereby creating a luted crucible. Heat your luted crucible to over 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit, magically transforming your ephemeral wax model into timeless bronze object. Warning, this process is highly addictive
Instructor: Piers Watson. 
When: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday & Monday, August 18 & 19. 
Cost: $375 
 

 

 

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Center for the Arts Crested Butte
606 Sixth Street
PO Box 1819
Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-7487