"Having seen the labours, the great expense, the danger and all the concomitant preparations that are necessary for this art, one who has no need to be exhalted by means of this work should leave it to persons who are inured to labour and discomfort".
'The Pyrotechnica' - Vannoccio Biringuccio (b. Sienna 1480).
Welcome to bronzecasting.co.uk website which explains and explores the processes, techniques and materials used in creative metalworking (sculpture, design and architectural features for example). Whilst the content of the bronzecasting.co.uk site is primarily compiled as a resource for professionals with a basic understanding of the area, the articles attempt to be as broadly accessible as possible.
The text content of the bronzecasting.co.uk website is now distributed as a 'non-commercial source text' for use by the creative community within the terms of a creative commons license (see LEGAL & COPYRIGHT). In turn, the future and potential to develop this 'not for profit' project depends heavily upon the support of creative community. If you would like to know more about how you can support the bronzecasting.co.uk project, either as an individual, business or institution, please CLICK HERE.
Aside from it's informational content, the bronzecasting.co.uk site hopes to promte the concept of modern art foundry and fabrication practice, not as an esoteric activity set apart from the modern world, but as a key element within a much wider group of active creative endeavors - culturally vital and with the potential for innovative collaborations to be initiated with a host of complementary disciplines. With this in mind the site contains information on a wide range of related topics and contemporary technologies. Some of these new technologies are already being integrated into progressive art foundry practice, hinting at future possibilities for art, architecture and design production in bronze and other metals.
This site's core content was previously tested in the Asia-Pacific region, therefore the bronzecasting.co.uk articles may be familiar to visitors from that part of the world. The previous (artenero) site was listed with a number of academic/assessed databases including the 'Scout Report' (US) and the (now archived) Oxford University/MMU 'Intute' project (UK).
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of content in the bronzecasting.co.uk website. In the event that an inaccuracy or error is identified, the Artenero Publishing Project would be pleased to receive notification for correction. Please remember though, that there are various ways of carrying out many of the processes & procedures described in this website and it is neither practical nor desirable to list all alternative possibilities. As such this website does not make any claim at all to be a complete, definitive or final authority on the subject.
Creative community feedback and support for the bronzecasting.co.uk website is greatly valued and essential to the long term future of this project, if you would to know more about ways you can support bronzecasting.co.uk as a business, individual, or organisation, please CLICK HERE.
bronzecasting.co.uk/Artenero Publishing Project 2012