How a sculpture is made 2017-11-16T08:45:25+00:00

How a sculpture is made

step by step …

We always starts with the creation of a model in Plasticine (this is because it is easy to modify)

Once developed the model, we proceed with the construction of the wood carving to the desired size. If the sculpture is large, the shaping is done with the aid of the chain saw, otherwise everything is roughed with gouges.

Then we proceed with the finishing touches, using even smaller gouges and then we sand using rasps and sandpaper.

If the sculpture is a single piece, the work is now completed.

If you must reproduce several pieces of the same sculpture with different sizes, we bring the model carved in wood to the foundry for the lost wax casting.

The next step is the choice of the wood, that should be well seasoned (at least 5 years) and free from defects.

With the bronze model, we start shaping with a pantograph and then we finish, piece by piece, using chisels and sandpaper.

Finally, if the sculpture is going to be painted, we pass multiple coats of a special lacquer on the surface and then proceed with painting using oil based paint and gold leaf, when needed.

The final step is to protect the colour with a special fixative.

The sculpture now is complete, we apply the mark of the company, certifying the high quality of the work.

On the right a model in plasticine on the left a wooden sculpture

Rough outline of the child fishing

Rough outline

Model of a boar

Model in Plasticine of Garibaldi

Bust Garibaldi

Bust of young Garibaldi in Walnut wood

Wooden boar

First finish

First shaping

Creation of the plasticine model

Finishing touches

Final finish

Primiero, a typical alpine valley that is found in proximity of the majestic and imposing Pale di San Martino dolomite mountain range, declared by the UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

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