Abstract Sculpture in bronze


Bronze is an alloy of tin and copper which has been used to make sculpture since antiquity. The ‘indirect’ method of lost wax casting dates back some 6,000 years. The skill of the foundry’s craftspeople gradually transforms the sculptor’s original from the first stage of making a rubber mould using the wax model through a number of stages to the lengthy and patient chasing of the metal prior to patination, the chemical application of colour using oxidising agents. The mould allows a number of casts, or editions, to be made whereas the ‘direct’ method of lost wax casting uses the original wax model which is consequently destroyed. Sand casting is a more recent, simpler technique using moulds of fine blocks of sand.

For further, detailed information about bronze casting read ‘The Alchemy of Sculpture’ by Tony Birks, published by Pangolin Editions and Marston House.
Ben Barrell - Wave
Ben Barrell - Wave (bronze, edition of 12, height 36 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Earth Fire
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Earth Fire (bronze, edition of 7, 30h x 40w x 40d). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Fire
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Fire (bronze, 8/9, 30 x 20 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Flight
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Flight (bronze, edition of 12, height 37 x 49 cms. Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Flight 2
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Flight 2 (bronze, edition of 8, height 90 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Flying Through 2
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Flying Through 2 (bronze, 2/2, w100 x h80 x base diam. 43.5 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Flying Through 2
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Flying Through 2 (bronze, 2/2, w100 x h80 x base diam. 43.5 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Harvest
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Harvest (bronze, edition of 8, 29 x 8.5 x 8.5 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Lacuna I
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Lacuna I (bronze relief, edition of 6, 45 x 30 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Lacuna II
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Lacuna II (bronze relief, edition of 6, 61.5 x 41 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Largo
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Largo (bronze, edition of 6, height 75 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Leap
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Leap (bronze, edition of 8, ht. 45 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Luna
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Luna (bronze, edition of 8, 95 x 92 x 15 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Luna
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Luna (bronze, edition of 8, 95 x 92 x 15 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Lunearc
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Lunearc (bronze, edition of 6, 24 x 30 x 16 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Meeting Point
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Meeting Point (bronze, edition of 12, h34 x w40 x d6 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Orbit
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Orbit (bronze, edition of 8, 30 x 34 x 24 cms, base diameter 30.5 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Quiver
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Quiver (bronze, edition of 8, 34 x 45 x 13 cms, base diameter 23 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Reed Drift
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Reed Drift (bronze, edition of 7, ht. 58 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Release
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Release (bronze, edition of 8, height 49 x 59 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Rondo
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Rondo (bronze, edition of 12, height 65 cms; also available at height 32 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Sea Horns
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Sea Horns (bronze, edition of 6, height 24 x 44 cms diameter)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Sea Scarf
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Sea Scarf (bronze, edition of 6, ht. 35 cms)
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Shadow
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Shadow (bronze, edition of 8, ht. 77 cm). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy of Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Spray
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Spray (bronze, edition of 8, 26.5 x 42 x 15 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Spring
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Spring (bronze, edition of 8, height 64 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Still Standing
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Still Standing (bronze, edition of 8, height 55.5 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Storm Bird
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Storm Bird (bronze, edition of 8, height 54 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - The Thornflower
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – The Thornflower (bronze, edition of 12, detail). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - The Thornflower
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – The Thornflower (bronze, edition of 12, height 1.5 or 3 m). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Turning II
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Turning II (bronze, edition of 9, height 22 cms). Photo: Steve Russell courtesy Gallery Pangolin
Charlotte Mayer FRBS - Voyager
Charlotte Mayer FRBS – Voyager, bronze, edition of 6, 1.2m diameter. Photo: Firgrove Photographic
Shelley Robzen MRBS – Sguardo alla Luna
Shelley Robzen MRBS – Sguardo alla Luna (bronze, edition of 8, 30 x 18 x 17 cms)
Shelley Robzen MRBS - Volo 6
Shelley Robzen MRBS – Volo 6 (bronze, black patina, edn. of 8, 39 x 36 x 23 cm)
Shelley Robzen MRBS - Volo 8
Shelley Robzen MRBS – Volo 8 (bronze - black patina, edition of 8, 39 x 46 x 20 cm)
Shelley Robzen MRBS - Volo 8
Shelley Robzen MRBS – Volo 8 (bronze – black patina, edition of 8, 39 x 46 x 20 cm)
Johannes von Stumm - Medium Circle
Johannes von Stumm FRBS - Medium Circle (bronze, Portland Roach limestone, glass, edition of 12, ht. 32 cms)
Ben Barrell
Ben Barrell - Wave (bronze, edition of 12, ht. 36 cms, photo Sioban Coppinger)
Antonia Salmon - Moon Standing Form
Antonia Salmon - Moon Standing Form (bronze, ht. 30cms)
Elizabeth Postma - Traces of Moving Time
Elizabeth Postma - Traces of Moving Time (bronze, unique, hts 2 m approx)