MillCreekThese spectacular MillCreek sculptures are wonderfully crafted and created to perfection. They originate when the artwork is born in the artists’ imagination. Once the composition is established and the mood, movement, and emotion are created the sculpture is given “life.” The entire creative process may take a week or many months depending on the size of the work, its complexity, the artists’ familiarity with the subject, and obviously, the amount of time dedicated to that project.
When the artwork is completed, our team of gifted and knowledgeable mold makers take over to create a flexible rubber mold of the original clay that will capture every detail with fingerprint accuracy. During this process, the clay original is damaged and lost forever. The initial and all-important “master” mold of the original is then used to create subsequent production molds for the edition castings.
Now, at last! What is it made of? Very simply, each piece is composed of a blend of fine resins and pure white alabaster, or alabaster and porcelain powders. When cooled and removed from the mold, the result is an exact duplicate of the original art. Finally, each casting is examined, detailed, and cleaned to prepare the sculpture to receive a natural palette of the finest artist acrylics applied layer upon layer by skilled artisans. The beautiful finish that results is designed to enhance and define all the subtle detail of the artwork, as well as contribute to the life and realism of the subject.