A New Zealander since 1987, French born Olivier Duhamel lives on Waiheke Island near Auckland, New Zealand with his wife Marie-France and their 3 children.
He is a sculptor specializing in the female human form and makes delicately crafted small bronze figurines.
Olivier Duhamel’s creations do not convey any particular message, do not attempt any conceptual or symbolist exploration, nor do they search to be innovative at all cost. They are rather trying to simply capture the beauty and sensuality of his subject of study.
His bronze works are sold in art galleries across New Zealand and also in Australia, China, France and Belgium.
Cast your own small bronze.
A complete tutorial taking you step by step through an easily achievable casting project for professional sculptors and hobbyists.
The method described in this manual is called the thin ceramic shell, lost wax technique as used by commercial foundries. The method has been scaled down for domestic usage.
Ce guide détaillé illustre une méthode facile pour créer une petite sculpture en bronze par soi même et à peu de frais.
La méthode décrite est celle de la cire perdue et de la carapace de céramique comme l’utilise la plupart des fonderies commerciales. La méthode a simplement été adaptée pour la rendre possible à peu de frais pour un usage domestique.