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Christine Baldwin - Foundry Bronze Animal Artist

Christine Baldwin entered the world of sculpting almost two decades ago. Beginning in New York, she pursued her career thru Panama, Florida, and finally California. When creating her original dog statues, she spent several weeks to several months capturing the essence of the breed. Working in her small studio, she individually sculpted each dog statue in wax, allowing her to combine her technical skills and artistic talent to produce some of the finest dog art available. Chris selected the lost wax process for the execution of her limited edition bronze dog sculptures for its accuracy to her original sculptures and for the rich and solid appearance of bronze.
A two year apprenticeship in a major art foundry gave her the experience and hands on abilities to fashion her own molds, pour foundry ready wax pieces, and re-detailing for hot casting the final sculpture.
Chris's works can be found in many museums both in the U.S. and abroad as well as in the private collection of many A.K.C.dog show judges, celebrities, even Buckingham Palace!

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Foundry Bronze - The Lost Wax Process

The lost wax process is a traditional method of casting in bronze which has been used by sculptors for over 5,000 years. Christine selected the lost wax process for the execution of her limited edition bronze dog sculptures for its accuracy to detail. When creating her original sculptures, she spent several weeks to several months capturing the essence of the breed.
Her bronze castings are a result of many hours of dedication and loving labor. The original sculpture was sculpted in wax, which allowed Chris to capture the smallest of detail. After the original sculpture was completed, she made a latex rubber mold, formed in two halves to encompass the piece. Once the mold has cured, the two halves are separated, and the original wax sculpture is removed, revealing the mold cavity. Additional wax pieces may now be poured, up to the limited edition number. Each wax piece is inspected to insure accuracy.
At the foundry, the craftsmen are worked with throughout the casting process. Each wax model is coated with silicon sand with successive layers until a shell of adequate durability can withstand the heat and weight of the bronze image in the casting process. This shell is then heated to approx. 400 degrees to evacuate all traces of wax. Molten bronze at a temperature of approximately 1700 degrees is then poured into the mold and allowed to cool. At a workable temperature, the shell is chipped away, revealing the new bronze casting. The patina is then applied to the final bronze. This entire process is repeated for each additional sculpture in the edition. The finished work of art is an enduring sculpture requiring minimal care which will bring joy and beauty into the lives of those who view it for generations to come.

Limited edition dog sculptures by Christine Baldwin are currently available in the following dog breeds:


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