Materials explained by Angelcasts Body Casting Artist

Material
Guide

Fibreglass Buddha Chess Piece sculpture by Angelcasts

FIBREGLASS

Bronze pregnancy Casting Sculpture Manchester & London body casting studio

COLD CAST METAL

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FOUNDRY BRONZE

MATERIAL GUIDE

We offer 3 main materials for all of our sculptures and castings. Below we describe the pros and cons, how the materials are finished and their suitability for a casting. All of our materials are incredibly strong and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Expertly detailed and stylised to suit your design. We can't always show everything possible with each material online due to the privacy of our clients, however there are many more smaller colour samples available at the studio.

Fibreglass:

This material is particularly strong and lightweight, if dropped, it will bounce and it's colour is topically applied with professional airbrushed finishes. This means that the casting can be made to be as bold as you like from any bright and vivid colours, pick a RAL code, neutral shades or pastel colours. We can also colour to imitate metals, chrome or add glitter, gold leaf and much more to create a unique and interesting colour finish.

Cold Cast Metal:

An incredible material for imitating metal with a reduced cost of our foundry bronze castings. This stunning material is a combination of real metals with fibreglass. By combining metal particles of brass, bronze, aluminium, iron or copper, the castings feel and look like real metal with a lovely weight to them. Our wall hung castings have a reduced weight for safety and a metal layer over the top of the fibreglass. Because the colour comes from the metals within the casting. This means they can be handled much more and aged to look like ancient sculptures or polished for a modern and contemporary look.

Foundry Bronze:

The most luxurious of all materials, Foundry Bronze is exceptionally heavy and beautiful. Pure metal casting with a larger variety of patina styles makes these casts next to unbreakable and a wonder to hold. a patina is a careful process of adding a hue or colour to the bronze to emphasise detail, depth or design. Patina's vary from dark aged black and brown bronzes to polished golden bronzes or adding blues, verdis gris and many more exciting tones.