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  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 December 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781879535312
  • Stock: 5 in stock
  • Size: 203x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 190
  • RRP: £19.95
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Hot Metal


A Complete Guide to the Metal Casting of Sculpture by Wayne E. Potratz

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Book Description

This book, in it sixth edition, has evolved over the years into a complete guide to the metalcasting of sculpture. Potratz (Ironwain) has taken his years of knowledge gained practicing and teaching his craft and is now sharing it all in this easy-to-use book. Contents include: Introduction to Metal Casting, Recommended Tools and Equipment, Safety, Pattern Making, Sprueing and Venting Wax, Intro to Molding, Melting and Pouring Metal, Chasing, and Patina of Metals. Includes a comprehensive bibliography; an appendix filled with useful conversions, charts, recipes, and cupola/cupolette furnace building specs; detailed index; and much more.

About the Author

About Wayne E. Potratz

Wayne E. Potratz is a sculptor and Professor Emeritus and Scholar of the College Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he did creative research in metal casting and taught sculpture from 19692014. His studio is based in Minneapolis. For more information visit

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