I don't have pix of the entire process for casting bronze. It is very labor intensive requiring many steps to complete a piece, but here are a few images which offer a glimpse.
I said in another post, this is a brutal process and hell yeah it sure is. The first time I saw the birth of a bronze I could not believe that it was possible to use such force and be able to attain a work of art with finesse and fine finish.
Here we see the artisan using a pneumatic hammer to break apart the exterior shell mold. He also uses manual hammers and chisels.
Hard to see, but this is the piece as it starts to emerge. This is a customer's copy of the Jesus bust I created, barely visible amid the gates and pour spouts, as well as the mold.
He is now using the power hammer to remove the mold material from inside the hollow casting. You will notice a hole in the back of the head. This is necessary to the process and will be patched later.