Cleaning the Bronzes:
The bronze objects that I poured still have a long way to go before becoming finished pieces. The ceramic shell is chipped off with a hammer and chisel, and then sandblasted. This process needs to be repeated several times to make sure there is no shell left. The runners and risers need to be cut off using a grinder and then the remaining objects need to be displayed and presented so that the work can be realised. Colour and polishing techniques can be considered at a later stage and once the entire collection of objects has been poured and cleaned. Despite these pieces being produced, they are still very much a work-in-progress.