Ceramic studies in Turku academy of arts

I have been studying last 6 months in Turku academy of arts, and I has been able to use the schools sculpture working spaces. Its a first time since the childhood I have been working on with the process of doing my sculptures in ceramic. A plenty of new tricks for making the clay sculptures to survive the burning process. Totally different story to create the ceramic sculpture comparing to make the mold from the clay sculpture. Interesting indeed!

Turku academy of arts is the oldest art academy in Finland and firsts documents of the art school are from 1708. The school as we know it now, has been founded in 1830.

Patina in progress

Here i use natrium sulfid to make the bronze darker. I first polished all the finished statue and then add it, heating the bronze to make the darker effect. I do this in many layers, little by little. After making the patina almost black, i start to polish the sculpture to bring the highlights more visible.

With this one, i first polished and fixed the casting errors, then added natrium sulfid and the nitrid acid mix to bring out the green patina which looks almost like a moss. Classic dark greenish bronze statue patina.

New bronze

Hello, i try to update this website during this new year 2023 more often. I will add my paintings section and also a shibari section as my online portfolio.

Here is few photos from the in progress sculptures i’ve been working during the late 2022. I sculpted them in clay using other natural materials like deer and sheep bones, branches etc. I made a cast on December 2022 and now they are casted in bronze. I will start to make the metal work done during the January 2023 and on Feb-Mar i will held a exhibition in Tatuata gallery Helsinki, stay tuned!

Bronze casting december 2022, Jarno Kantanen