Cold cast bronze
The original masters for these sculptures are all modelled in clay and signed by the sculptor Simon Griffiths, before being sent to the foundry. A mould is then made and a number of bronze filled resin casts made.
The quality of the casting is such that even the fingerprints of the Artist are reproduced.
The sculptures are then hand finished and patinated.
Most of the bronzes on this site are made in this way.
Solid bronze process
The mould from these sculptures can also be used to produce hot cast sculptures. A wax cast is made from the mould which is then coated in a refractory material. The wax is then melted out, leaving a hollow impression of the original. Molten bronze is then poured into this investment (mould) and left to cool.
The investment is then removed leaving a perfect bronze copy. This is known as the lost wax process.
The final sculpture is then fettled, cleaned and patinated.
As this is a much more complex and time consuming process they are more expensive than the cold cast versions.
Because these sculptures are cast to order there is often a lead time of 10 – 14 weeks from initial order to delivery for the bigger sculptures and we would require a 20% non refundable deposit.
Please contact us via email if you would like to discuss or order one of these.