How To Patinate Bronze
Learn Bronze Patination Basics
Join us for one day of hands-on-learning about how basic colours are created on bronze sculptures and have the support of a highly experienced tutor.
This course will teach you about original patination so that you can understand and identify how a finish might have been created, what chemicals are likely to have been used to achieve certain shades and the techniques applied to bring them about. This practical training will allow you to try out the methods involved in this craft so that you get a feeling for the unique personality of bronze.
Paul Joyce has over thirty years of experience in the production of fine art bronze casting and patination. He has worked on both large and small castings, most recently the life-size K9 Memorial in Chelmsford for the artist John Doubleday for whom he also cast and patinated the 9ft Sherlock Holmes sculpture in London, the life-size Gerald Durrell at Jersey zoo and the Herbert Columbine VC memorial on the seafront at Walton-on-the-Naze. Other artists he has worked with are: Christopher Marvell, William Pye; Dorothy Brooks; Zadock Ben David; Glynis Barton; and numerous other contemporary artists.
He has specialised in producing complex patinas for artists such as Robert Aberdein and Theo Gillick whose work demands the use of a large and complicated palette of colours and techniques. He has been employed by various foundries to train their patination teams and has most recently taught members of the Tate Modern Gallery Conservation Department on how patination effects are achieved so that they can better understand the patination process in their conservation work.