we currently have 32 of christine's sculptures on order (eeee!), so we thought we'd give you a little insight into how our iron and bronze resin sculptures are manufactured.
firstly christine, isobel or liam prepare the mould. this includes repairing any tears with a silicone mix. Next they rub on the iron or bronze resin, using toothbrushes. this is made using a iron or bronze powder mixed with resin to make a paste.
after the iron or bronze resin paste has completely coated the inside of the mould, it is placed into its outer fibreglass casing. The casing is held together using bolts and wing-nuts. once fixed together, the interior of the sculpture is poured into the mould in a liquid resin form. the liquid contains resin, and two different types of aggregate (sand).
Normally, after around three hours the sculpture is set and cool enough to remove from its casing. The sculpture is quality checked, and any visible casing split lines are filed and filled.
The bronze sculptures are then finished with a patina and left to dry. The iron resin sculptures are brushed, and dipped into an acid bath, that creates a rusted finish.
Christine Baxter and Alex Brown are the artists in residence here at Court Robert Arts. From everyday goings-on to new pieces of work, its all here. Alex is a painter and Christine a sculptor.