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Casting

Casting is a method of producing one or more copies of a sculpture. Typically, the original sculpture is modeled as usual and covered with a molding material which sets hard when dry. The mold is then separated to release the original sculpture. Once the mold is reassembled, the casting material is poured in to the void and left to set. Traditionally, molten bronze is used as the casting material, but modern alternatives include resin. When the cast sculpture has cooled, or cured, the mold is again separated to release it, and reassembled ready to cast the next copy.

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