Learn Lost Wax Bronze Casting

Several brass eggs arrayed on a worktable
An artist's hand is visible near two bronze fish on a worktable
On left, a bronze head sculpture is attached to tubing and rests on a table. At right, a red hot bronze pour
A student examines his project

Date: June 22-26, 2020 (Summer)
Medium: Metals & Sculpture
Instructor: Jim Killy (email)
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

The ancient process of Lost Wax Bronze Casting will be executed by means of modern methods. We will explore common practices and open some new doors relating to options for solving problems with technique and execution. The skill level for this class is Intermediate to Advanced.

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Undergraduate Credit

Graduate Credit

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

  • Gloves
  • Metal files Med- fine
  • Small cold chisel
  • Small hammer
  • Safety glasses
  • Optional Dremel tool with metal working bits

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $150-250*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructor

Jim Killy has an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and is Professor of Art in Sculpture at Miami University. His work has been included in many regional, national and international exhibits, one and two person shows, and private collections.