Patina Work

I directed the Patina Department at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute for Sculpture, a fine art foundry located in Mercerville, NJ, from 1990 to 1994. My varied responsibilities included consulting with nationally, and internationally recognized artists to determine the appropriate surface finishes for their newly cast works in bronze, aluminum, and steel. I trained staff and apprentices on technique and safety procedures. Together with my staff we executed finishes utilizing chemical and paint applications. The facilities I managed included a Binks two-bay downdraft ventilated paint building and a chemical studio for hot and cold patina applications. Our completed works found their way to museums and collections around the world. We also completed numerous on-site sculpture and historical monument restorations. This slide show features a random collection of patina works in progress at the Johnson Atelier, and later work I executed as an independent contractor.