Bronze Sculpture Manufacturing Process

Each Limited Edition sculpture is engraved with its number and comes in a presentation box which includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about the manufacturing process involved in these fine art sculptures, to help celebrate the work and craftsmanship that goes into each one:

Bronze sculptures date back some 3500 years, and the process has changed surprisingly little in that time, making this one of the most traditional methods of sculpture. All of the sculptures we offer are produced in a hot cast and are solid bronze, none of which are bronze resin.

First, the original model is made in wax and scaled to the desired size. Then a mould is taken using a special grade of silicone, selected according to the strength required for the final piece. Liquid wax is then poured in to this mould and allowed to harden in a process called ‘demoulding’. Once hardened, the wax model is carefully removed from the mould and the seam caused from the joints is delicately removed with a scalpel. This model is now ready to be coated in layers of liquid ceramic until ready to be bronzed. Wax rods are also attached to the model at this stage, using highly specialist knowledge, to help facilitate the flow of bronze and allow gas to escape. The model can now be heated to disperse the wax from within, leaving a perfectly empty shell in which the liquid bronze can be poured. The bronze is heated to 1250°C and poured into the now empty vessel, which is encased in sand to help absorb the heat and prevent injury in case of any rupture or leak. When cool, the relatively delicate ceramic case is broken away, leaving the bronze sculpture ready for ‘chasing’ where any imperfections are skilfully removed. The patina is now applied, creating the perfect colour and finish to suit the sculpture. The whole process is capped with a final wax to enhance to colour and sheen of the piece.