I mould the wax, giving it the shape and volume that represents my idea. I apply sprue and casting channels, and then dip the wax in slurry that solidifies and imprisons the work. In the kiln, the wax melts, leaving an empty space that I can then fill with bronze or other molten metal. Finally, I break the casing to remove the cast piece, which I then clean and finish.
Nature is one of a number of things that offers an infinite number of ideas. If, for exemple, I wish to reproduce a walnut using metal, I first prepare a mould. I fill two jaw clamps with sand and close them with a real walnut in the middle. Once they are opened and the real walnut removed, its imprint remains in the sand. When the casting channel is created, i close the jaw clamps again and pour in the molten metal. When casting is complete, the channel is cut and the piece is finished, creating an accurate copy of the original walnut.
With modern 3D technology, starting with a photographic scan of your upper body, it is possible to create an accurate bust in synthetic material, in the desired size.
Using a special procedure, a wax copy is made of the silicone bust, which is then cast in bronze or brass.
I ask only that you give me a few hours of your time, included in the price, to go to the 3D specialist and perform the scan, which will only take a few minutes.
Once completed, the bust can be mounted on a wood, stone or marble base.
You can book your custom bust, at a heigt of about 6-8 cm,
at a cost of CHF 950.-- (surcharge for the base not included)