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Real Bronze Casts

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Bronze Baby Feet and Hands

The beauty of real bronze is its durability. If a bronze cast is dropped on a solid floor, it won’t break, which means that big and little fingers alike can play with and explore the casts – bronze casts are certainly very tactile objects.

Our real bronze casts can be finished in traditional dark patina, medium patina or highly-polished and displayed on your choice of a slate base or cushion.

Price varies depending on the size of the cast and the cost of bronze at the time of casting.

  • Please contact us for price details

Prices include:

  • Home casting session if you are within our catchment areas. If you come to the workshop in Battersea there is a discount
  • Moulds of your casts which act as an insurance as copies can be made from these should anything happen to your original casts.
  • Your choice of a slate or cushion to display your casts on.
  • Safe delivery of your casts.

Engraving is not included in the price but can be arranged from £90 per pair of casts

Taking the moulds is the same as for our resin casts (see how it works) but creating a bronze baby hand cast or baby foot cast requires a different specialist process:

  • First, a perfect wax replica of the cast is made.
  • A specialist foundry then uses the ‘lost wax method’ to cast the real bronze which involves pouring molten bronze into the wax mould.
  • Finally, it takes a true expert to finish (or ‘chase’) the cast and bring out the detail in the required patination.
  • The total process is highly skilled from start to finish, and can take up to 12 weeks to complete.

 

The Art of Casting – How is your cast made?

  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Taking the moulds

  • Step 2

    Creating a prefect wax copy of the cast

  • Step 3

    Step 3

    Pouring molten bronze at the foundry

  • Step 4

    Step 4

    Finishing the detail on the casts