Workshop at Morton Arboretum April 10-11, 2010
Morton Workshop Press

PATTERNS AND NATURE; BRONZE CASTING WORKSHOP
Gabriel Akagawa, Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Sculpture Department, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, founding member of Happy Accident Sculpture Studio
Daniel Matheson, Foundry Manager, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, founding member of Happy Accident Sculpture Studio

Design a low-relief pattern working from forms found in nature. You
will carve into sand cast molds on Saturday. Then return on Sunday for
the iron pour. A bronze furnace will be set up for the artists to
view the pour of molten metal into molds in an making this a spectacular
sculpture event. You will leave with a finished sculpture for your
garden or home.

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Sodium Silicate Scratch blocks

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Travis Lanning assisting student
























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scratch block with graphite wash

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pour: Sarah Von Harling, Gabirel Akagawa, Travis Lanning, Dan Matheson

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pour: Gabirel Akagawa, Dan Matheson, Sarah Von Harling, Travis Lanning



























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Travis Lanning wire-brushing sand off cast bronze




Iron sample patterns for the workshop
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