Craig Lofton | Transformation of the Elements, 2020

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Craig Lofton | Transformation of the Elements, 2020
2,750.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Jul 17 @ 20:24UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Craig Lofton | Santa Barbara, California
Transformation of the Elements, 2020
Bronze, cocobolo
5 x 4.5 x 5 inches | 12.7 x 11.43 x 12.7 cm

Transformation of the Elements happened like this: Element 1: Hackberry wood vessel turned and lightly bead blasted; Element 2: Silicone and plaster clamshell mold made of the wooden vessel; Element 3: 8 layers of melted wax sloshed in clamshell mold to make a wax copy of hackberry vessel; Element 4: Wax copy is mounted on lathe to smooth lumpy inside formed by sloshing wax in previous step; Element 5: After vents and cups are attached to the wax copy, it is dipped several times in slurry of silica to form hard, heat resistant ceramic shell; Element 6: Ceramic shell is burned out, melting and removing wax; Element 7: Molten bronze is poured into shell; Element 8: After cooled, shell is broken off. Metal sprues are cut, ground smooth and blended in; Element 9: Patina is applied to outside and inside is polished to high gloss. Transformation complete.

Craig Lofton is a woodturner and bronze sculpture artist. He started woodturning in 2001 after a career in management consulting and software development. Seven years ago, after experimenting with combining metal with his woodturnings, Craig became interested in bronze casting. All of Craig’s bronze sculptures start as a piece of wood turned on a lathe and are transformed into bronze through the multi-step lost wax method. Today, he splits his time between both disciplines: woodturning and bronze sculpting, but he calls himself a woodturner.

Categories: Sculpture, Woodturning, Contemporary Craft, Wood Art