Reproductions


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There are several reasons why it is sometimes necessary to make a reproduction of an original sculpture or architectural detail; to replace a sculpture in an exterior location so that the original can be brought inside for protection, to allow access to a wider audience, to replace missing elements from an architectural design.

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An assessment is made of the artwork to determine the most appropriate technique for producing a replica. The condition of an artwork, its location and available finance will be factors that determine the most suitable methods to be used in manufacturing a reproduction.

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Taylor Pearce have extensive experience of taking moulds from original sculpture and casting reproductions in plaster, cement based materials or fiberglass and resin. Modern, cold cure, silicon rubber mould-making materials, which accurately records surface detail, enables extremely accurate copies to be produced. Hand finishing is then carried out to replicate different surface patinations.

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Clay modeling and carving can also be employed to produce faithful copies. A traditional pointing machine allows for accurate measuring of an original sculpture providing information to be able to manufacture a hand made copy. These traditional techniques allow an accurate, hand crafted and unique replica to be produced in the same material as the original.