The Dodo, shown in cold cast & hot cast bronzeThe Dodo, shown in cold cast & hot cast bronze

About our Bronze Casting and Sculpture Editions

There are a number of differences in the process of creating Hot Cast and Cold Cast Bronze Sculptures. Below, you will find the explanation of these, with information regarding our bases and water feature components. In addition, there is also a list of sculpture editions.

Cold Cast Sculptures

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. 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. These works are frost proof but NOT shatter proof.

If breakages occur, these can remediated at cost. Simply get in touch with us and we will provide a quote.

Hot Cast Sculptures

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.

Slate Plinths & 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 increase security.

Molten bronze pouring into some of our mouldsMolten bronze pouring into some of our moulds
Assembling the resin sections of Toad's carAssembling the resin sections of Toad's car
Mad Hatters awaiting deliveryMad Hatters awaiting delivery to a client
A Bronze White Rabbit secured to a slate baseA Bronze White Rabbit secured to a slate base

Bronze Editions

All our Cold Cast Bronze Sculptures are produced in editions of 250, however our Hot Cast Bronze Sculptures have the following limited editions:

Water Tableau
Alice / Queen of Hearts / Dodo Mother / Owl & Pussy-Cat / Manet Cat / Mad March Hare :
Cheshire Cat / Caterpillar / Knave / Christopher Robin :
White Rabbit / The Dodo / Mr. Dodo Esquire / Tinkerbell / Toad / Barefoot King /
Aesop's Goose / Aesop's Crow:
Mad Hatter (large) / Peter Pan & Tinkerbell :
Mad Hatter (small) :
Alice (half size) / Cheshire Cat face / Dodo Chick / Dormouse / Winnie the Pooh / Piglet :
Edition of 5
Editions of 6
Editions of 9

Editions of 15
Editions of 5
Editions of 10
Editions of 20

All our Cold Cast Bronze Miniatures have unlimited editions, however our Hot Cast Bronze Miniatures are produced in editions of 250.

A Gentle Reminder! ...

Please remember to read through our Terms and Conditions page prior to placing an order. It contains important information on the care of our bronzes and will help ensure you enjoy your purchase to the full.