In Africa, the sculptor and the founder are one and the same person. The term bronze denotes various alloys based on copper, zinc, lead and tin, the proportions of which are variable. The artist creates a wax sculpture covered with sand mixed with clay and donkey dung that is dried. The mold is then cooked, the wax melts and escapes through the holes made. The molten alloy is poured and comes to take the place occupied by the wax. After cooling, the mold is broken to extract the sculpture, then it is necessary to deburr the defects and work the finish of the sculpture. Thus, each piece created is unique.
The vast majority of bronzes presented on our site are from Burkina Faso for modern bronzes or Mali for the more traditional bronzes. Most are recent bronzes, some are old and we write it in this case in the description.