The original sculpture is created in any number of materials. Woodcarvings, clay, stone and wax can all be used for the original art work. I sculpt primarily in oil based modeling clay. After the original sculpture is completed, a flexible rubber mold is made retaining all the detail of the original work. A plaster shell mold assures correct registration of the inner rubber mold. Large sculptures require many such molds.

Producing a Bronze

Visit the foundry below to see the bronze casting and finishing process.