For centuries people have used bronze to cast statues and other objects. Traditionally, a person would work on a piece of clay mould which would then be used to create bronze castings using liquid bronze. Once the bronze had set, the mould would be broken, and the new bronze object would be completed. There are several benefits of using the bronze casting technique. Read on to find out more.

Bronze is affordable

Bronze is much cheaper to buy than gold or silver. This means that you can create larger sculptures and pieces of art without having to worry about the cost. Furthermore, bronze can be easily melted down and reused if you are not happy with how your cast turns out. If any of the bronze is destroyed during the casting process, you will not need to worry about the cost of the lost material.

Bronze is very malleable

Bronze is a more malleable material, which means that once you have let the liquid metal cool down, you can carry out further work on your cast. For example, you may wish to cast a rough shape for a sculpture which you can then improve with fine changes to the shape and surface of the metal. The malleability of the metal also means that you can easily carry out any repairs on a bronze piece which has been damaged.

Bronze is an extremely durable material

Bronze is an extremely durable material. Bronze casts have been uncovered from ancient sites which are in perfect condition. Bronze is resistant to corrosion caused by chemicals, UV rays or other environmental factors. When it comes to durability, bronze outperforms iron or copper, which means that whatever you cast in bronze will be around for a long time to come.

Bronze looks beautiful when it is polished

While bronze may not have the same high-class reputation of gold or silver, it can look just as beautiful. When a piece of bronze is polished, it takes on a warm metallic colour which contains oranges, reds and greens. The effect created by these colours can look almost supernatural in its beauty. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of working with bronze or if you would like to commission a bronze sculpture, you should contact a local company which can supply you with bronze casting equipment. The staff will be happy to provide further help and information.