Bronze Casting

Castings in bronze are probably the most durable statues in existence. All our standard figures can be cast either in bronze or aluminum. But we can realize unique custom works in bronze, too.

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Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 10% of tin and often with the addition of other metals (including aluminum, manganese, nickel or zinc).

Ancient bronze artefacts from the bronze age - which are thousands of years old - are still found in perfect conditions and put on display in museums all around the world. The ancient Romans followed the Greeks in the tradition of casting larger bronze statues by using the so called “lost wax technique”. That is the process of pouring molten hot bronze into a hollow mold to create a bronze sculpture. Since then, bronze has become and remained an important medium used for fine art in Italy. Unlike the mass made products of our industrial age, bronze castings using the “lost wax technique” are individually created works of art and therefore unique. 


Bronze is an excellent material for outdoor display as it weathers well and ages gracefully.

All our figures from the standard line can easily be cast in bronze or aluminum. Also do we create custom designed statues, handmade on request. In that case, we must make a 1:1 clay model, first, which gets destroyed during the lost wax casting process. The finish of a bronze artefact is called the PATINA. It is given to bronze by the use of a chemical or natural process which affects only the surface of the statue. Bronze will age gracefully with time and begin to darken due to the natural oxidation caused by the outdoor elements. Since our bronze artworks are made on order only, it is possible to choose the favorite “patina” (= finish). Our authorized church goods dealers get a sample board of different patinas from us, to let you choose from. Some patinas change more easily and faster than others due to the atmospheric conditions, acid rain, water that rests on the surface, etc. The darkening process can only be decreased with the help of proper cleaning and sealing. To protect the surface the Demetz Art Studio’s bronze and aluminum works have a clear coat of sealer, which can be either wax or lacquer. For long lasting artistic beauty we recommend cleaning and waxing at least once a year.

From the architect’s sketch to the monumental bronze sculpture.