Our gallery-quality fine pewter/mixed metal is the perfect blend of art and craftsmanship. The entire process from artist original to finished piece may take from six to nine months to complete. The result is an heirloom-quality work of art. Each piece is hand-crafted to perfection - from the original clay model to the master molds - the pouring of the molten metal to the hand-cleaning and detail soldering. But, it is our special attention to the patina, stains and brilliant touches of gold that elevates a Roche Sculpture to its prestigious level. These fine art sculptures are now available to discerning individuals everywhere.
Each base is manufactured from quality hardwood given a distinctive edge profile and then a special finish tone to compliment each sculpture. Custom nameplates are molded to fit each base for personalizing your gift or award.
A cast pewter disk, inscribed with the title of the sculpture, copyright and Roche foundry touch mark seal is inserted in the base.
After passing a final inspection - my seal of approval, a gold plated "R" touch mark - is inserted into the base. All Roche sculptures will bear this distinctive mark of quality.
The museum-quality bronzes are completely handcrafted with each piece taking six to eight weeks to complete. After casting, each bronze is sandblasted, soldered, and filed to remove all imperfections. Color is then applied with the aid of a torch and various acids. Each figure is mounted to a custom made base, the most popular base being marble, cherry wood or walnut, has a nameplate affixed and undergoes a final inspection for quality. All bronze pieces can be customized to highlight their already fine appearance.
Three things to look for on our Fine Pewter Gifts & Awards
1. Passing the inspection stage a gold "R" seal of approval is placed into base.
2. Distinctive edge cut on wood bases with custom molded pewter name plates.
3. Pewter Title Disk under each Pewer Sculpture.