Once the bronze has cooled down the ceramic covering is broken away revealing the bronze casting.
Sprues are cut off, and the castings are sand blasted and refinished through many hours of intensive work.
Then all parts that were cast separately are welded back together, and their joints ground. The final step is the patina applied by brushing or spraying various chemicals onto the metal with or without heat.
Different chemicals are used to create a variety of colors. Some times tempera paints are also used.