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9. - Cleaning and Metal Chasing

Once the bronze has cooled the the long task of cleaning all of the ceramic mould from the bronze hidden within can begin.

The bronze is shot-blasted and any imperfections and spru's (channels that were added in the mould to let the molten metal flow) can be removed and imperfections repaired.

"Metamorphosis has always been the greatest symbol of change for artists. Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment and a butterfly the next" – Louis Schwartzberg