What is the difference between a Hot Cast and Cold Cast Bronze.
Hot Cast is Metal and Cold Cast is Resin.
Both forms are usually made from a mould using rubber and plaster which is taken from the original clay or wax sculpture. So both forms make exactly the same sculpture, but from different materials.
Hot Cast Bronze is made from molten metal mainly using the lost wax method. Other forms of casting are available for example: sand. This all depends upon the item being produced.
Bronze metal is a mix of copper and tin along with some other metals to give different characteristics to the final sculpture.
Cold Cast Bronze is made from a polyester epoxy resin blended with a bronze powder for colouring. In some instances the final product may be painted in a bronze powder paint.
Hot Cast Bronzes are costly and time consuming to produce, whilst Cold Cast allows production at a lower cost but still producing a beautiful figure.