Artists will usually prepare multiple sculptures for bronze pours because they are hot work, labor-intensive, expensive, and require the help of several people. An independent artist like me might have just poured once a year and yielded 12-20 finished sculptures. Creating clay models for one sculpture, preparing a mother mold, and then a wax model for bronze casting may take a month. The Investment Method can be completed in the home studio using common products. The Ceramic Method is used in professional foundries and is an excellent method. However, it is not affordable e for individual artists.