I’m a sculptor casting unique bronze sculpture and would like to
cast some small work using the Japanese alloy Shibu-ichi. Would you
have any on it’s quality for casting and any
peculiarities involved in casting it? I will be casting 5 to 10 oz.
pieces and some will require silver brazing. I have concerns as to
whether there will be some reticulation problems with this alloy.
What can I expect regarding surface color and how will it take the
patina? How will the end result differ in color and nuance from
using regular bronze alloy?
Most importantly, could you give me an idea of the pour temperature?
Thanks for any help you can give me with these questions.