Re: Sculpting vs casting
I dont think they are more difficult you are just lumping them all together so it just seems that way. Each is a skill itself and patination, to me an art.
Here is the order they are carried out
Wax casting, chasing and sprueing
Chasing, welding the casting etc
Patination and finishing
For me I would put then in the following order of difficulty. I have given them a mark out of 10 to be able to compare them to each other as well as just ordering them.
Patination and finishing 9
Metal casting 6
Chasing, welding the casting etc 5
Mold making 5
Wax casting, chasing and sprueing 3
Ceramic shell 3
This of course would be different for each person