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COMMISSIONING A BRONZE

The actual modelling, in clay, takes an average of ten hours, and is done from life. Sittings usually last about half an hour, and unlike sitting for a painted portrait, the model is free to move, to watch a video for instance, make phone calls, or read. Once the clay work is finished, a silicone mould is made, and this is taken to the foundry where the casting process takes place. The cast bronze is then chemically treated to produce the patination chosen by the client, and then set onto a suitable base. 


The cost of a bronze portrait head can be discussed on initial application and may vary depending on the location of the commission and other considerations, such as the inclusion of shoulders, number of copies required, etc.



For further information please contact the artist either by telephone
+44 7760227878
or by email
bryanellery@hotmail.com

 

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