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Bronze Casting

VIDEO: Master Carver, Ian Agrell, discusses the philosophy behind Agrell Architectural Carving.


An Ancient Art Comes to Life.

For thousands of years, bronze has been prized for its strength, endurance and beauty. Ancient artisans used bronze to create vessels, coins, tools, decorative items and other objects. In fact, the practice became so prevalent it launched a new period in history known as the Bronze Age (circa 3500-1200 BCE). Greece, Egypt and China were among the the earliest cultures to adopt bronze casting.

A mixture of copper and zinc, bronze expands slightly before it sets, making it ideal for filling in the finest details of a mould. Most "masters" are modelled in clay; however, ours are hand carved in wood, resulting in a piece that is crisp and clean, and imbued with all the intricate facets of carving.

We cast in real bronze—not resin impregnated with bronze powder. This is an important consideration as bronze is a highly respected medium and retains its value, both aesthetically and financially in a way "plastic" products cannot. Working with carved masters and materials of exceptional quality results in a finished piece that is every bit as beautifully detailed as if it were hand carved in wood.

Agrell Architectural Carving: Bronze casting


Bronze Casting is Cost-Efficient and Complementary

If your project requires a number of complex elements to be carved (such as capitals or floral swags), the cost to cast them in bronze can be significantly less than carving each one individually in wood. In this way, you can provide your clients with the highest quality, customized bronze ornamentation. Available in a variety of patinas, our bronze elements are created specifically for your project and are designed to blend seamlessly with the hand carving of the room.

Agrell Architectural Carving: Bronze cast capital

Cast bronze capital, produced by Agrell Architectural Carving, Ltd.,

Alternative patinas available.

The master of this capital was hand carved by Agrell Architectural Carving, Ltd.,

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