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Ever wonder how 28 bronze horses are made?

The ceramic shell molds after de-waxing. 

The ceramic shell molds after de-waxing. 

The ceramic shell molds. Molten bronze will be poured into these openings, and out of the vents  

The ceramic shell molds. Molten bronze will be poured into these openings, and out of the vents  

After the shell is knocked off the finished cast. The pour cup and feeding system is still attached. These will be removed and the patch (lower left) will be welded back onto the belly. Patches allow the ceramic investment to coat the inside, creating a hollow final piece 

After the shell is knocked off the finished cast. The pour cup and feeding system is still attached. These will be removed and the patch (lower left) will be welded back onto the belly. Patches allow the ceramic investment to coat the inside, creating a hollow final piece 

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Remember that video of the Buddhist ceremony we hosted?

Artist and foundry friend Vivat Hongpong with his seven foot bronze Buddha finished in metal and waiting for patina.

Artist and foundry friend Vivat Hongpong with his seven foot bronze Buddha finished in metal and waiting for patina.

Here's the video in case you missed it.

On May 14, 2017 at Laran Bronze fine art foundry over a hundred local buddhists and monks from Thailand joined us. There was a ceremony and prayers. Many even tossed personal belongings (gold) into the crucible.

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So many amazing sculptures on the way!

Pictured: Eric Berg's sheep, Chris Collins' Thomas Kline, Vivat Hongpong's Buddha, Self-Made Man by Karel Mikolas, Remmington Museum Approved Bronco Buster #23

Pictured: Eric Berg's sheep, Chris Collins' Thomas Kline, Vivat Hongpong's Buddha, Self-Made Man by Karel Mikolas, Remmington Museum Approved Bronco Buster #23

Joseph by Julia Levitina (wax), John Harke by Jamie Lester (wax), our packed shell room, and King Kong by Joe Devito (pictured with gating) 

Joseph by Julia Levitina (wax), John Harke by Jamie Lester (wax), our packed shell room, and King Kong by Joe Devito (pictured with gating) 

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Our clients are the best!

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Thanks Tomas Bichko for these incredible and healthy food baskets! We at the foundry work very hard to make sure that every sculpture is crafted beyond artist's expectations. It makes us so happy to see that our clients are satisfied. 

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Another National Craftsmanship Award for Laran Bronze

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On Friday the Washington Building Congress held a ceremony at which several members of our team received awards.  

The Holodomor Wheat Memorial is located in D.C. And was designed and executed by Lawrence Welker IV with the help of the Laran Team. 

The Holodomor Wheat Memorial is located in D.C. And was designed and executed by Lawrence Welker IV with the help of the Laran Team. 

In 2004 Laran won awards for the National WWII Memorial

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