Our foundry is capable of reproducing any sculpture in a reduced or enlarged size with accurate proportion detail using the latest in 3D Scanning technologies. This is a fast and cost-effective enlargement process.Read More
Having a strong, reliable Armature is important. We design and engineer skeletal armatures for Original artworks from the smallest size to monumental.Read More
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We provide a full-service facility for all artists looking for quality workmanship. Whether you are a new artist just entering the market or is a fully established artist looking for the foundry that provides a full range of services, i.e. a one-stop shop that delivers what it promises, we will not disappoint.Read More
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- Wax Making
- The first process a sculpture has to go through is the making of a rubber mould. A master mould enables hollow wax casts to be made in order to reproduce an edition of bronzes. The mould may have to be made in several sections, depending on the complexity of the original, to avoid undercuts.
- The completed mold is now ready for the wax. The mold is separated and the first coat of wax is painted into the mold to capture all the fine details of the artist's masterwork. The mold is put together and more wax is poured in.
- A ceramic shell now needs to be formed around the mould. We now dip the wax in a liquid binder solution. This material is called "slurry" and a very fine silica sand is applied.
- The ceramic shell is removed from the slurry room and placed in an autoclave or a burn-out oven cup side down. Bronze ingots are heated from 1900 to 2100 degrees. The temperature that bronze is poured is determined by each individual casting. The molten bronze is then poured into the hollow shells and allowed to cool and solidify.
- If the original was sectioned into multiple pieces, it would now be carefully fitted and reassembled. A visual inspection is done to check for any casting inclusions. If there are any surface defects, these would also be repaired at this time.
- After final polishing, corrosive materials may be applied to form a patina, a process that allows some control over the color and finish.
- If a client wishes for a finished sculpture to be presented on a crystal or wooden base, this service is also offered. SCS also provides additional engineering services for sculpture pivots, etc.