Verona Bronze Foundry Trip

17 June - 5 July 2013
Verona, Italy

A 2-week educational trip was organised and attended by 4 selected students, Syamil Dasuki and Liu Yao Dong from the Department of Fine Art and Belinda Mulyani Soetantio and Wong Qing Xian from the Department of 3D Design. Following the sculpture conceptual workshop held a year back in September, this trip is the second and final part of a sculpture workshop conducted with Italian sculptor, Anna Chiara Spellini. During their time there, the students realised their clay sculptures created in the conceptual workshop through their learning of the traditional bronze casting process and working with the experienced artisans in a foundry in Italy.


A local artisan demonstrating to the students the process of patination to achieve a suitable finishing for their sculpture.

Fine Art student, Syamil Dasuki applying a layer of silicone to his clay sculpture to create the negative that is required for a bronze casting.

Fine Art student, Liu Yao Dong explaining his idea for a sculpture during the studio session with the sculptor, Anna Chiara Spellini.

Italian sculptor, Anna Chiara Spellini, showing 3DD student, Belinda Mulyani Soetantio, how her sculpture could be further enhanced.

With the help of a local artisan working in the foundry, Fine Art student, Syamil Dasuki learns the skills behind polishing his sculpture after it has been casted in bronze.