All of our sculptures are available (exc. Tinkerbell) in both hot cast and cold cast bronze. Below is a short explanation of each method and details of edition numbers :-
This more expensive method involves an ancient process which dates back many thousands of years. It involves producing a hollow wax image of the sculpture which is then coated in a thick ceramic layer which is allowed to dry thoroughly. The wax is burned away leaving a ceramic shell into which molten bronze is poured. Once cooled, the shell is smashed away to reveal the casting which is then cleaned and patinated by heating the bronze with a blow torch and applying a variety of chemicals. This is then left to cool and wax polished.
Hot cast sculptures can last many thousands of years whether indoors or outside in the elements.
All of our hot cast sculptures are available in limited editions of either:
| 5 | The large Mad Hatter ~ Peter Pan & Tinkerbell |
| 6 | Alice ~ The Owl and The Pussycat ~ Manet Cat|
| 9 | The Knave ~ Caterpillar ~ Cheshire Cat |
| 10 | Mad Hatter |
| 15 | Dodo ~ Dodo without arms ~ The White Rabbit ~ Tinkerbell |
Also referred to as bronze resin, this technique involves blending bronze powder with polyester resin to produce a material which is applied to the interior of the silicone mould. Subsequent applications of this will produce a shell into which an armature (wire frame) can be constructed. The mould is then filled with a blend of resin and metal powders which are left to set. The mould is dismantled and the casting removed. It is then rubbed back to reveal the surface and this can then be patinated (coloured) using a variety of chemicals.
Cold cast bronze technology has only been around for 60 years so the longevity of sculptures can only be assessed in this time frame. However we can assure that these pieces will last for many decades, inside or out.
All of our cold cast sculptures are produced in editions of 250
Slate Plinths and Stands
All cold cast sculptures can be provided with a slate base for display.
Hot cast sculptures can be provided either with a slate base or a metal ‘I’ beam for concreting into outside ground to prevent theft.
Terms & Conditions
Bronze and Resin bronze sculptures are given a patina which should last a long time. The surface colour of the sculpture will change however and eventually turn a verdigris colour due to the high copper content of the piece. Oxidisation of bronze naturally turns green. The surface is a 'living surface' which changes and is the natural beauty of bronze work. However, such changes can be delayed up to a point by applying wax which provides some protection.
The environment your bronze is placed in will also affect the surface quality. Bird excrement, salty air, plants and trees which produce sap can aggressively change the look of the bronze. Please do ask us for advice on where to place your sculpture, although 'Robert James Workshop Ltd' cannot take responsibility for environmental affects to the colouring of your bronze sculpture.
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