We use only the finest quality woods that are chosen with great care for each of our hand carved, wooden sculptures. The planks are taken from tree trunks that are divided in two parts, and sometimes further cut into planks of different thicknesses. These planks are then dried for the proper amount of time, according to their thickness. This process can take up to several years!
In creating a statue, we use synthetic glue to fit the planks together before carving begins.
Then we use only fine oil paints to color our statues, or special tints to create wood tones. However, before any color or tint is applied, we treat the surface of each statue with a special process to guarantee even coloring.
If gold is applied to a statue, we use 23 carat gold leaf that is carefully applied with a special technique.
To create a bronze sculpture, the form is first modeled in clay, and then cast by the foundry using the lost wax method.
To complete this process, a positive copy of the sculpture is first made in wax and refined by the artist. The final wax model is then fired in an oven for a week, before the form is finally cast in bronze. The last step is to polish the bronze statue and apply a patina selected by the client.
We can create for you statuary and complete marble church furnishings like altars, ambos, columns, capitels etc.
The sculptures can be created in different kinds of marble, Carrara white marble is the most common, but other kinds are also possible. Very nice are looking altars in a combination of different marbles.
The statues are created individually and completely by hand using traditional techniques with modern tools.
Our artistic painters can create paintings on canvas or on other support in every size, for church or home. They are also experienced in creating portraits after photos of you beloved family members or other known persons. (inquire here for paintings)