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Mould making and the lost wax casting of metals for fine art are long-established techniques, which involve both artistic and material science considerations. The methods described in Fine Art Metal Casting cross a broad range of disciplines, from ceramics and glass through to jewellery and areas of conservation, archaeology, and palaeontology, where replicas must be made. This book provides a unique, all-encompassing, visually-based demonstrative source which will prove invaluable for art-, craft-, and design-based practitioners, art historians and curators, scientists and conservators, and researchers and students.
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RICHARD ROME is a sculptor and the foundry tutor at the Royal College of Art. He studied sculpture at St Albans and Chelsea Schools of Art graduating in 1966. His sculpture has been exhibited widely both in the UK and USA and is held in public and private collections. Bronze casting has formed an integral part of his practice and teaching and he has lectured at numerous FE institutions, introducing bronze casting facilities to Brighton Polytechnic, Canterbury and Wimbledon Schools of Art. In 1991 he was invited to join the Royal College of Art Sculpture School and design and build a new bronze foundry with specialized ceramic shell facilities. The RCA foundry has developed under his leadership since to combine masters of arts and masters of philosophy courses with ongoing research programmes. HAMISH YOUNG is a practising artist and recently completed a research assistantship at the Royal College of Art. He studied sculpture at Cheltenham & Gloucester CHE where his work challenged orthodox foundry processes before graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA in sculpture through the foundry route in 1998. Since 1994 he has lectured in sculpture and run foundry courses for FE students at various institutions.Review:
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