Would you like to make copy of a bust or sculpture in your house? If you already have a sculpture that you would like reproduced for yourself, we can create a custom mold for you. We can make molds of small objects or life-size statues and from these molds we can make reproductions of your originals. We can make as many castings you would like. When completed we will send them to you together with the mold and your original.
There are several ways this can be done. For very large objects, you can either ship them to us and we can ship them back to you with the included mold and castings. Or if it is cost beneficial, we could have our mold-maker come to your location with necessary materials and create the mold at your premises. For smaller sculptures it is best that you ship us the item. Our experienced mold makers will create the mold and when completed we can ship you back your original, the new mold and the new casting/s if required by you. If you would like to sell reproductions from the mold that we have made for you, we can also store the mold for you and make castings for you when you need them. We can then ship them either to you or to your customers. In short, our custom mold-making services are available to you for making molds and if required copies from your original objects.
Molds are typically composed of two layers. The inner layer is made of silicone rubber and is applied directly to the object that needs to be reproduced. Silicone is flexible material and perfectly captures all details. The outer layer of the mold is applied on top of the silicon layer and is made of a firm material such as plaster, cast stone, or hard resins. The two layers snug together to form a mold, which is a negative of the original object, a cavity in which casting material is later poured. When the casting material solidifies, a perfect replica is created. You can choose your casting to be made of cast stone or resin (either one can be painted to resemble marble or bronze finish), cold-cast bronze (which is real bronze powder mixed with resin), or a lost-wax bronze (which is true 100% bronze).
If you think you might benefit from such service, please contact us and we will give a free quote. Below are pictures of several examples of our past projects, which describe the process of creating a mold and castings from original sculptures.
The pictures below show the process of creation of a mold from original museum bust. This was done at the premises of the museum and our mold-maker performed the procedure in a room designated by the museum. The mold was then transported to our workshop where the final casting was created.
The original modern cat sculpture is made of bronze. Customer sent us a 3D printed replica made of resin and we made a mold of it. The below sequence of pictures shows the process of creating a two-part silicone mold. Next, we used the mold to cast 3 reproductions made of cold-cast bronze (which is a mix of real bronze powder and resin). Finally, we coated the castings with black bronze patina to give it the same look as the original sculpture.
This sculpture was once part of a temple in India. It is very ancient but it is unknown exactly how old it is. Customer plans on asking the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to examine and date it. But for now, he had sent us the sculpture and asked us to make a mold of it and 12 castings, painted realistically.
Customer commissioned a mold to be made of an owl sculpture originally sculpted out of wood block by his grandfather. The owl sculpture is 9 inches tall x 4 inches wide and it was shipped to us. When the mold was successfully completed, we made 20 identical sculpture reproductions in white marble per customer’s request. The mold captured perfectly even the wood grains from the original model and these also appear on the otherwise smooth surface of the 20 reproductions.
Owner of a modern nude bronze statue had a resin 3D printed replica made of his artwork and sent it to us. We then made a mold of the resin 3D printed replica and created a true bronze casting reproduction (middle picture below). Black patina was applied to the bronze casting as desired by the customer (right picture below). The 3D printed model and the final bronze casting were shipped to the customer.
Originally sculpted in 1982 by Puerto Rican sculptor Jose Buscaglia, this 12” tall bronze statue represents a family group of a father, mother and child holding a lamb. Jose Buscaglia was the first person to receive a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Harvard University in 1960 and he is also a founding member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico. Ancient Sculpture Gallery was commissioned by the Hope for Families and Children Foundation in New York to make mold and 15 bronze reproductions. We also placed all bronzes on a solid marble blocks.
The Hope for Families and Children Foundation also ordered 5 bronze reproductions of a second sculpture, which is used ad their “Raul Julia Award”. It is bronze relief with the face of well-known actor Raul Julia, who in 1991 and 1993 portrayed Gomez Addams in two film adaptations of The Addams Family. This statue measures 8” x 6” and was placed on a 6.5” x 3” x 2.5” black gloss mica base. Our reproductions were done also in bronze and we used heavier solid marble blocks for bases instead of mica.
If you need any kind of props for a documentary or a film, we may be able to help. Our artists can create for you virtually anything. Whether it is a sculpture, paintings, weapons, shields, helmets, decorations for your set, we can provide you with a custom quote. Just let us know your requirements. Museums, other institutions, or individuals can also take advantage of our mold-making services.