Lost Wax Casting
The lost-wax method of casting bronze was invented in China over 10,000 years ago. While technology has evolved, the process remains extremely labor-intensive. LeQuire has worked in foundries in Italy and the United States and is well versed in the subtleties of the craft.
This exhibit includes clay models, molds, wax castings, and finished bronze sculpture, along with photographs that help to explain the process. Finished works include many of LeQuire's small-scale figure studies. The show promotes the value of traditional practices—studying the human figure and working from life. The exhibit demystifies the bronze casting process and is of interest especially to sculpture students and collectors.