Methods for Modern Sculptors

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Methods for Modern Sculptors is the "how to" book for the hands on type of sculptor who wants to learn to cast their own metal. Authored by Ron Young, who is highly experienced in art and metal casting, the book covers waxes, sprues, mold making, ceramic shell casting, dewaxing, melting and pouring metal, welding, chasing, cleaning, and polishing. Complete details on the formulation and handling of ceramic shell slurries is included along with instructions to build kilns and furnaces. Also included is a glossary of terms, a directory of suppliers, the history of bronze, and a bibliography for further reading. Ron Young reveals every detail of a complex process such that it is easily understood.