How Cherrylion Studios Makes Bronze Sculptures Out of Clay in Atlanta, GA
July 30, 2020
As a sculpture studio known for bronze statues, many people think of Cherrylion Studios as metal workers, which we are not. Our custom sculptures are constructed in clay and we don’t produce any of the bronze process. We thought we’d clarify our creative process and clue you in on how our sculptures go from a ball of clay to the bronze apple of a clients’ eye.
The Original Statue is Sculpted from Clay Over a Steel Armature
Our custom bronze sculptures begin as a concept from our clients. Once we’ve established a clear vision for the piece being commissioned, we sculpt the original sculpture in clay over a steel armature. This framework allows for maximum malleability as we receive thorough feedback from each client.
At Cherrylion Studios, collaboration is king. This communicative process ensures every one of our clients, from Houston, TX to Jacksonville, FL, gets exactly what they were hoping for in their one-of-a-kind sculpture.
The Final Clay Sculpture is Made into a Mold at Our Studio in Atlanta, GA
Once this clay sculpture meets our clients, approval, it’s placed in the well-trained hands of Cherrylion Studios’ mold maker. The clay is painted with several layers of liquid rubber that cures before being covered with plaster. This mold is then removed from the clay sculpture in sections and shipped to a bronze foundry. The original clay structure is destroyed after the mold is removed.
Our Custom Sculptures Take Shape at a Bronze Foundry
Cherrylion Studios has established trusted relationships with some of the best bronze foundries in the business to maintain the quality our clients and their sculptures deserve. These foundries use a lost-wax process to reproduce a hollow cast of each section of the custom sculpture. Once these sections are reconfigured precisely, they’re welded and chased together to complete the piece.
Cherrylion Studios Handles All Aspects of Each Sculpture’s Completion
This construction may seem to require a lot of logistics, but Cherrylion Studios has refined our process over 25-plus years as a professional sculpture studio in Atlanta, GA. No matter where you are in the country, we will handle all elements of your sculpture’s completion and ensure the final piece is installed in its idyllic setting without you having to lift a finger.
Contact Cherrylion Studios in Atlanta, GA to Commission a Custom Bronze Sculpture
Now that you know our secrets you can start to imagine what your very own custom bronze sculpture may look like. If you have an idea for a life-sized statue, bas-relief, or bronze memorial, we’d love to hear from you. After all, Cherrylion Studios relies on concepts from our clients to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Contact us today to start a partnership that begins with a ball of clay and blossoms into a bronze sculpture you’ll be proud to call your own.