THE BEAUTY OF BRONZE Bronze is a wonderful metal. I love the weight and luster after it is polished. My original designs are created in clay and wax. After a mold is taken from my clay original and the wax is reworked my larger works are shell cast at a fine art foundry. The small sculptures are small enough to be investment cast, the same way precious metal jewelry is made. I receive the raw bronze figures in various sizes from the caster, finish the metal work, and apply the patina in my studio. Then I can mount the couples and families on a base of natural stone that I source in New Mexico. The stone bases are cut to size, kept rustic in appearance or polished. They work great in combination with the smooth bronze and enhance one another.