What is a cold cast bronze?
Most of the cold cast figures & ornaments on PurpleSunrise.com are bronze coloured - hence the name cold cast bronze!

The technique used for making cold cast items involves coating the inside of a silicon mould with finely powdered metal (eg Bronze) and then filling the mould with a mixture of resin and calcite powder.

When cured the cast is removed from the mould and what we have is a solid resin object with a thin outer coating of metal. The piece can then be polished like a conventional metal casting, or in some instances treated with chemicals to produce a genuine patina.

Different kinds of resins and powders produce different finishes, and not only metal finishes, but also ivory, slate, stone and crystal clear can be produced, as well as an unlimited range of colours!

The end result is a cold cast bronze item creates a piece of art which looks the part, at just a fraction of the cost of a solid bronze!

WE have a number of high quality cold cast bronze items to buy on the website; have a look here!

[caption id="attachment_63" align="alignleft" width="150"]creating cold cast bronze - lining mould pouring metallic powder into mould to line the inside[/caption] [caption id="attachment_65" align="alignleft" width="150"]Pouring resin into metal lined mould Pouring resin into metal lined mould[/caption] [caption id="attachment_67" align="alignleft" width="150"]Removing cold cast product from mould Removing cold cast product from mould[/caption] [caption id="attachment_68" align="alignleft" width="150"]Finished product, before and after polishing Finished product, before and after polishing[/caption]