Atelier Ball is pleased to present for your review and purchase its portfolio of figurative sculpture. All the pieces have been created using a live model for inspiration and reference.
Each sculpt is created in oil base clay. A silicone mold is made when the sculpting process is completed. When mold making process is completed the original clay sculpt can be reproduced in either foundry cast bronze or other mediums. If a bronze casting is going to be produced, hot wax is poured into the mold to replicate the sculpt. The sculptor inspects and cleans up the wax casting in a process called "chasing". When the sculptor is happy that the wax casting of his original sculpt is clean and accurate it is taken to the foundry where it is cast in bronze using the investment casting process. Pieces to be cast in bronze have the waxes sent to the Art Castings Foundry in Loveland, CO.
Another option to foundry cast bronze is to use one of the cold casting mediums available. Pieces cast using a cold casting medium are cast and finished at the Atelier located in Harwich, MA, which is located on beautiful Cape Cod. In this case all the work required is performed by the artist.
All images can be cast in either of the available mediums. Casting in bronze has a longer lead time due to the steps in the process and the labor required. Each piece, regardless of casting medium, is a numbered edition. Once the edition is complete the mold will be destroyed.
Commissions are welcome. Please contact the Atelier to discuss.
Gallery representation is welcome.