Creation of “FLOW”…Bronze Sculpture

We installed two bronze sculptures a few weeks ago. This short video shows the steps: including my original maquette model, the CAD scanning, the CNC-cut blow up into industrial (blue) foam, my undercutting the foam (because the CNC can’t do that), the clay coating of the foam, the texturing of the clay, the latex molding of the clay forms, the plaster of paris coating of the latex molds, establishing the wax positives inside of the latex molds, installing the gates & channels for the molten bronze, the ceramic coating of the wax positives, the burn-out (“Lost Wax”) process, the bronze melting and the pours, the sand-blasting of the bronze, the welding of 68 separate pieces, the chasing of the bronze to hide the welds, the polish and hot patination, the creation of the bronze troughs, the installation of the two completed pieces into the courtyard, the pre and post granite shelving for the fountain.  This process took one year and start to finish I had the help of Ion Onutan and his remarkable crew at Classic Art Foundry in Seattle.  Classic Foundry​ provides metal, wood, and structural services for sculptors and industrial clients.  Excellent, reliable work.  More pieces to come!


  1. Mike on September 14, 2016 at 10:12 am

    People don’t often see the intense craftsmanship and work that goes into creating bronze sculptures. We’re all so used to that finished product, that plaque on the walls or that bust of some important person in the entranceway to the hospital/office/library/museum. But to get a deeper look into the steps along the process was delightful.

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    • GarLaSalle on December 1, 2017 at 10:00 am

      thank you. It is fun work

  2. GarLaSalle on December 26, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you. Fortunate to be associated with a great foundry (Seattle Art& Industrial-Classic Foundry) that provided all the supplies, expertise and patience to get these pieces done.

    Another one coming soon.