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Bronze Patina - Our Unique Specialty

One of the unique services we offer at Dan Gentle Art Foundry is the professional application of artificial patina to a bronze sculpture.


"March Hare" by Brian Borshoff, cast, finished and patinaed by Dan Gentle Art Foundry in a rich dark brown.

"we have the expertise to finish off a casting with a beautiful patina and wax"

Applying an artificial patina involves applying a coating of various chemical compounds such as oxides, carbonates and sulphides. Sometimes heat is used to create a chemical reaction.


"Giant Pear" by Phillipa O'Brien, cast, finished and patinaed by Dan Gentle Art Foundry in a natural green colour to assimilate an aged piece

With over thirty years' experience applying patina, Dan Gentle Art Foundry has the expertise to finish off a casting with a beautiful patina and wax.


Our clients may opt for a dark chocolate brown patina; the classic black finish; vibrant blue; red; the popular green; a natural bronze colour; or even white!



"The March of Time" by Judith Forrest, cast, finished and patinaed by Dan Gentle Art Foundry in a natural bronze colour.


Dan is available to discuss the possibilities of patina for your next project.


Books that we recommend to anyone interested in learning more about patination:


"The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals" by Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe (1991)


The techniques of metal colouring, bronzing and patination are assuming a new importance in contemporary fine metalwork and design. Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe have assembled and tested the recipes included in this book, which is the most comprehensive work on the subject currently available, an essential reference and sourcebook for practitioners and all those involved in sculpture, architecture, design and the decorative arts. It brings together hundreds of recipes and treatments previously scattered in a variety of old books and technical papers, and provides the artist-craftsman with a very wide range of coloured finishes.

The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals: Hughes, Richard, Rowe, Michael: 9780823007622: Amazon.com: Books

"Patinas for Silicone Bronze" by Patrick V. Kipper (1995)

"The Care of Bronze Sculpture: Recommended Maintenance Programs for the Collector" by Patrick V. Kipper (2007)

 


Jul 23rd, 2022



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