What goes into a cast metal sculpture?
Craftsmanship & Artistry
We produce timeless reflections of dedications and expertise. Viridian Bay has a long partnership with our foundries, and we trust that our ideas will be transformed into masterpieces, making each piece an investment in artistry.
Our illustrators make meticulous drawings, from which models and test sculpts are developed. This process can take months until a final mold can be made.
The mold is used to leave an impression in sand that mirrors the shape of the desired metal object. To ensure precision, the mold is often cast in multiple parts that will be fitted together.
Molten metal is poured into the mold through channels and allowed to solidify. After the metal has cooled, the sand mold is broken away, revealing the newly formed metal casting.
The casting receives additional processes such as smoothing, hand joining, and finishing to achieve the final desired appearance. Hand-applied finishes are layered over the piece, and often distinct painting for details are added.
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