At left, a woman works on a bronze piece. At right, two men in safety gear pour hot bronze into a mold

Artistry in Lost Wax Bronze Casting

Date: June 19- June 23, 2017
Medium: Metals & Sculpture
Instructor: Jim Killy
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

The ancient process of Lost Wax Bronze Casting will be executed by means of modern methods. We will explore common practices and open some new doors relating to options for solving problems with technique and execution.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

RETURNING STUDENTS- Please pay special attention to this information as numerous changes have occurred and pertain to all participants.


  • Come to the workshop with a finished wax not to exceed 12" in maximum dimension. If you need microcrystalline sculpture wax contact Jim Killy, 513-461-1489, no later than June 3. You MUST contact Jim Killy to review your idea prior to the workshop.
  • Plan on pouring 2 small bronze castings. If you would like to execute something outside those parameters, you MUST contact the instructor for approval as supplies, materials and bronze are ordered to accommodate the stated guidelines.


  • gloves
  • metal files-small medium-fine
  • small and medium wire brushes
  • small cold chisel
  • small hammer
  • safety glasses

Optional: Dremel tool with metal working bits.

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $125-250*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructor

Jim Killy has an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and is Professor of Art in Sculpture at Miami University. His work has been included in many regional, national and international exhibits, one and two person shows, and private collections.