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Winelands: Private tour of the Donald Greig Foundry

2018-08-04 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Yvonne Steyn
Winelands: Private tour of the Donald Greig Foundry

Members of Mensa Winelands will enjoy an exclusive, behind-the scenes tour of Donald’s foundry, where he uses 5 000-year-old methods to create his magnificent bronze sculptures.

It’s a highly skilled process that involves making various moulds, starting with latex, then plaster and finally ceramics, into which the molten bronze (at a temperature of 1 200 degrees Celsius) is poured.

The accuracy of the various moulds is such that even the artist’s fingerprints and any other very fine detail from the initial hand-crafted wax or plastercine model are captured and carried throughout the various stages of the process, until they appear in bronze on the finished object.

Once you have seen and learned how complicated and time-consuming the process is, you’ll have a better understanding of why the end result can never be inexpensive!

We’ll also have an opportunity to browse the gallery, housed in an original grain silo, which has been converted to create a state-of-the-art, contemporary, New York-styled warehouse.

Booking is compulsory.

Further information from the Winelands secretary.

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