How is a personalized Aere sculpture created?
1. Our starting point
If you are not quite sure about it, get in contact with us so that we can make you suggestions. You can send us photos or drawings that show what you have in mind.
2. Drafting your idea
We will send you by email or WhatsApp some drafts with our suggestions. When you confirm us that everything looks the way you want, the creation process will start.
3. THE CASTING
Our sculptors team will first mould the figures in red wax to get them ready for the casting process.
Some wax channels, which will channel the wax and gases to the outside, will be added to the reproduction in red wax, that will later receive the cast bronze.
It is time now to apply some ceramic coatings. Once this is done, we will transfer the work (with the channels) to the kiln, where the wax disappears due to the high temperatures of 250700 degrees. The so-called ‘lost wax casting’.
When the wax has disappeared, the work reproduction remains in the ceramic. Then, we pour the bronze at 1100 degrees replacing thus the wax and faithfully reproducing the piece details.
4. RETOUCHING THE SCULPTURE
Once the piece has been removed out of the casting kiln, we free the sculpture by cutting the channels. Here, we will retouch any possible imperfections with the appropriate tools.
The sculpture will now go through the patine process, where the desired colour will be applied by using acid and fire.
At the same time, the setting or environment will be made in metal, wood, stone or epoxy, with the aim of providing greater added value to the work.
Finally, the figures are incorporated to the setting by welding or anchoring them to the chosen base.
5. EACH SCULPTURE HAS ITS OWN SKETCH
Every sculpture includes a sketch: with each work, we will send the sculptures sketch. In this way, your idea will be reflected in two different, unique formats.
5. Your Aere Sculpture
Now, your sculpture is ‘almost’ finished. It will be finished with the Certificate of Authenticity, with which Aere commits to your work’s authenticity and exclusivity.
To send it, we will wrap and package it by taking great care so that it arrives in perfect condition to the address you give us.