Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bronze Sculpture...David's Anniversary Gift

And most important...I have a Happy Customer!

Total Height 7 3/4" 
Weight 3 lbs
Finish: High Polished Bronze with a light Oxidation

3.25" Checkers Each

I have never thought about sculpting people until this job came across my desk. I saw the sketch my customer gave me and it just spoke to me. I knew if I was going to get the opportunity to sculpt people...this was it. 

I went back in fourth with the detail issue, how much was needed? Should there be eyes, ears and fingers? So I decided to just start building the wax model and hopefully, it would hit me at some point how much detail was needed.

Well this is what I have learned...No, you don't need eyes to show feeling. A simple turn of the head, their arms embarrassing each other, her leg lifting up can all say "I love you"


Their hands blend into each others body becoming one.

The finished piece will be cast in bronze, polished and possibly antiqued.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Beautiful Rose Wedding Band Set...

Just to give a little preview of a wedding ring I'm sculpting for a new bride. It will be cast in Rose Gold with a 1 carat diamond. The bands will have leaves on them and possibly small scattered diamonds on the petals to represent tiny rain drops.One thing I have learned about sculpting roses is that when you take away the very top of the rose and replace it with a diamond, you have too work super hard on the lower petals to capture that iconic rose look...that's not easy to do but I know my OCD will kick in and it won't leave my bench until I'm happy with it.                                                                                                                                                             More photos later...