Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bronze Casting Foundry - Thailand

In June, I visited Asia Fine Art bronze foundry in Ayutthaya, Thailand to consider working with them on future bronze artworks. I've made a short video of bronze sculptures and the foundry. You can get an idea of the bronze casting process which requires many stages and a high skill level to complete the technical process. Bronze casting also requires a lot of equipment and workshop space. I have made bronze artworks previously, completing each stage of the process in workshops where I was privileged to be taught by New Zealand artist Paul Dibble.

By the way, I have no idea who the Thai artist is (I can't read his name in Thai) whose playing the soundtrack that's accompanying the video, or what he's saying! We were in a cafe in Phuket town, heard his music playing and were reminded of Bob Dylan, so we bought the CD to remember the relaxing experience. Hope you enjoy it even if you don't understand the lyrics.

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Fumio Nanjo

5 comments:

susanmulder said...

Love the image of the bronze pouring! Takes me back-that was always one of my favorite things. You blog looks great and love the slideshow with the music-it was great listening!

Wendy Grace Allen (nee Dawson) - Border Crossing Art Project Curator and Artist said...

Thanks Susan, I'm going to put more slideshows with music on the site in the future. ;)

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Curator-artist Wendy Grace Allen said...

Thanks Johnson.

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