Archive for the ‘Process’ Category

gas welding

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Gas welding is a great way to acheive fantastic results when sculpting recycled steel.

Gas welding was the first welding medium i started sculpting with.

I sometimes use gas welding closely with arc welding.

Pierre Riche’s metal sculpting teckniques and processes.

Friday, December 28th, 2007

People sometimes find the process of making metal sculpture just as interesting if not more interesting than the finished work of art. Here are some examples of a process i use to create a metal mask from a drawing or photo.

This is a clay sculpture from a photo that i formed into a face with 16 gauge sheet metal.

Here is a close-up of the metal face in progress.

I usually start with a photo or drawing. This one i printed off the internet.

Then it gets sculpted in clay, as seen in the photo above. After i am satisfied with an accurate clay 3D.model, I use whats called a “direct metal” tecknique to sculpt the form.

Gas, arc welding and gas cutting were used. Soon the piece is finished.