The three bronze doors and tympanums, shown above, were created by Valley Bronze for Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in Spokane, Washington. In addition to the casting work, Valley Bronze also designed, engineered, fabricated, and installed the bronze doors. Thus, the project showcases our full range of ornamental metal services
Artist Dorothy Fowler and Msgr Ribble pictured next to a sculpted clay tympanum.
The bronze doors being polished.
Valley Bronze artisan works on the door frame fabrication.
Fowler inspects a bronze tympanum prior to patina.
Fowler examines the bronze relief panels before they are inset into the door frames.
This pair of bronze doors have been lightly sandblasted and are ready for patina.
A Valley Bronze patineur applies coloring agents to the bronze of a tympanum and then rubs into areas to bring out highlights.
Onsite, a Valley Bronze worker installs one of the bronze doors in Spokane.
Workers install the stainless steel frame that will support the bronze doors.
A finished view of the West Door of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral.
Detail of the lunette above the Central bronze door.
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