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Real Bronze Casts

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Bronze Baby Feet

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. Our casts start at £480 but please contact us for a quote.

Prices quoted include:

  • Home casting session if you are within our catchment areas.
  • Moulds of your casts which act as an insurance as copies can be made 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

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