Bronze Casting

After the ceramic shells have been hollowed out, ingots of bronze are placed into a crucible and melted into a liquid state. The red-hot crucible is hooked to a movable crane and hoisted up to pour the molten bronze into the ceramic shells at 2000 degrees.


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bronze facts

When bronze is heated, it tends to become more brittle, and when gradually cooled becomes more malleable, as opposed to iron or steel, which become malleable and elastic at a high temperature and less so at a lower temperature. This is one of the many interesting anomalies of bronze.

 


meet our casting team

Jeff Wood

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Jeff is our highly talented casting director and slurry dipping supervisor. He is very detail oriented and efficient, which has led to his great reputation for pouring very clean bronzes. 

There is no doubt that you'll be entertained when Jeff is around. If it were Karaoke night, he would sing Mariah Carey without hesitation. If he could choose a superpower it would be to turn into a Uruk-hai (from Lord of the Rings), and his spirit animal is a hippo. 


Marc Montero

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Marc joined the Baer Bronze team in 2015, in pursuit of furthering his career in the arts. His favorite part of his job is working closely with artists and being around art all day! Marc is our "pour" guy because he works in both the wax pour and casting areas. 

If Marc could only eat one food for the rest of his life he would choose Indian Food. He prides himself in his spirit animal, the Pangolin (look it up!), and would like everyone to know that he is "way cool."


Brogan Johnson

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Brogan has a fun background in art, starting with sculpting and painting which led him to get involved in designing and making film props. Some of his favorite props he has made are latex monster masks and creature design. He currently makes a big difference at BB by chipping, sandblasting, dipping slurry, basing, and shipping. 

Brogan's favorite books are anything by Stephen King or Chuck Palahniuk, he speaks fluent Spanish, and can conjure a badger patronus.