Bronze Sculptor

A bronze sculptor is an artist that works with a medium that has the ethereal ability to convey meaning unlike any other sculpture materials. Creating a bronze sculpture is highly skilled work and it is an absolute necessity that the artist be knowledgeable of all the techniques required, extremely meticulous, attentive to detail and patient.


Bronze, the most popular metal for cast metal sculpture, has been used since antiquity. The beautiful works that are on display in museums and galleries that date back to ancient Greece are a continued testament to the beauty and durability of this material.

Bronze sculptures can be viewed in many public locations as landmarks, or in private collections of those that appreciate the beauty of the pieces.


Unlike many other metals or metal alloys, bronze has the unusual property of filling the finest details of the mould. The ductility of the medium, with less brittleness and depending on the composition, more strength, is an advantage when figures in action are to be created. These qualities of strength and flexibility allow the creation of extended figures caught in mid-leap, as in Jeté, or figures that have small cross sections in their support, such as the equestrian statues of Richard the Lionheart. Modern statuary bronze is 95% copper and 5% tin, manganese and silicon mixture. Older bronze alloys varied only slightly from this composition usually being a 85% copper and 5% tin, 5% lead, and 5% zinc.


Working with the material is not enough to create a moving, beautiful sculpture. The bronze sculptor must have flawless technique as well as a true artistic eye. Sculptors were originally artists whose work went unsigned but held great social status because of their skills.


Today, bronze artists are renowned and famous for their contribution to public art.


There are different methods that a bronze sculptor can use in achieving the best possible effects for his art, whether it be in the casting methods he chooses or in the patinas applied in order for metal to become art. These particular methods are what make the transition between a common piece and a dream sculpture. Only the greatest bronze sculptors can achieve such heights. Bronze sculptors are not only artists; they’re also professionals – masters of their craft.


Canadian artist Brett Davis is such a master. He works in all facets of non-ferrous metals, including welding, fabrication, chasing and fountain design. He has studied and created specialized patina formulas for many Canadian and international artists and also teaches chemical patination and conducts workshops at local art colleges. His art is renowned all over the world and his pieces can be found in North America, Europe and Asia.


Visit true master bronze sculptor Brett Davis on his main website at, where you can view his works and read about news, events and showings.