THE WAX - The artist must then go over the waxes very carefully, to make certain
all the detail is correct.
CERAMIC SHELL - The waxes are then repeatedly dipped in a ceramic slurry, building
up a rigid ceramic shell around the wax.
THE BRONZE - The ceramic shell is then heated, the melted wax is drained off (thus
the name "Lost Wax Process"), and the bronze is poured in to take the
place of the wax.
ASSEMBLY AND "CHASING" THE BRONZE - The various sections of the piece
are then assembled together and the artist again checks the finished piece to
make sure all the details are correct and joints are invisible.
AND FINISHING - The patina, or coloring, and the final protective finish are applied
under the artist's direction.
you know why bronzes cost so much!