The Luted Crucible is the new show by Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery over at The Center for Contemporary Arts on the Old Pecos Trail. See sculptures by theses amazing artist:
Rose B. Simpson
New Mexico School for the Arts students and faculty including
Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery
opening in the circle at
The Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Friday, October 9th, 2015, 5-8 pm
Exhibition continues through Nov. 6, 2015
find the mobile gallery daily location online at
Since August 19th six professional artists from Santa Fe have mentored sculpture students at the New Mexico School for the Arts as together they learned a pre-industrial bronze casting process from Piers Watson. We are pleased to exhibit the 40 small bronze sculptures that have resulted from this time together.
The Luted Crucible bronze casting process has been used for centuries in both West Africa and in India. Originally from Santa Fe, Watson made several trips to the rural community of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India, where he apprenticed with local bronze casters to learn this direct wood-fired casting technique. Since that time, he has been traveling in Europe and the U.S. teaching it to other artists. The term “luted crucible” refers to the connecting or “luting” of two elements (in this case, the mould that contains the wax or 3-d printed object to be cast and the crucible that contains the copper and tin).