August 2012


For year we at www.Statue.com have been repairing all kinds of statuary. We just finished another repair of an antique marble or alabaster statue and we are showing our process of repairing and restoring sculptures that have been damaged or deteriorated over time.

First we receive a call from our client that is just heart-broken that their statue has just been damaged. We usually ask that you e-mail photos of the damage so we can give an estimate on the cost of repair. You can send photos to sales@statue.com and with the size so we know what the actually size sculpture we are dealing with. Our production department can determine what material it made just by the photo most times.

Then we send out a quote this is by the hour and we are experts at estimating how long it takes, but always takes about  double the amount of time since the sculptors have to have it perfectly repair every time. What I mean to say that we usually underestimate the time it takes because the artisan really get involved it making the statue repair or restoration better that before.

Here is an antique sculpture that was sent to us by a lovely woman in Southern IL. Whose fathers pass this sculpture on to her as a family heirloom. Maybe not a very expensive sculptures but priceless in sentimental value. It had been repair a couple of times by family members over the years and had just been knocked over and broken at the base of the sculpture.

 

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Here we have the damaged sculpture which is slowly drilled to both sides of the fracture and are pinned on one side with copper wire to reinforce the break. Copper pinning is used in statuary repairs for centuries and this is done for the copper does not corrode this piece is actually a marble or alabaster sculpture or a nature marble. Most people think marble and alabaster are two different materials but they one in the same. It really depends where the cavern region of the marble being quarried. So when marble comes out of a quarry each region in unique for it marble. Get off track so back to the repair in my next Statue.com Blog. For more info come visit us at www.Statue.com for all your statuary needs. You can e-mail us at Sales@statue.com or call us at 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

 

 

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Here at Statue.com, we can reconstruct just about any statue you might choose to have repaired. A customer has entrusted us with a very sentimental statue that was accidentally, badly, broken and we will show the steps on its reparation. The first step is to assess the extent of the damage and try to evaluate what procedure to follow,

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Statue.com has been repairing and restoring statuary since 1996 and have the largest collection statuary on our web site a www.Statue.com.

We are always repairing sculptures and we have one we just finished up. Many of our repairs and to hands and fingers of religious figurines life-size sculptures to small figurines. We patch holes and cracks and at Statue.com we pride our repair and restoration work to make them stronger and better than the original. Statue.com artisan take pride and care with each sculpture that comes into our fix it shop. Our artist and sculptors can repair just about any material a statue is made such as marble, alabaster, plaster, bronze, brass, metal and even wood sculptures. Actually I do not think there is a sculpture we where not able to fix, repair or restore. If you have any questions about a repair please feel free to contact us at sales@statue.com or call us Toll Free at 877-675-2634. Here is a small sample of what we do and there will be more to come from our Statue.com department.

 

 

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Shop our vast collection of sport statues, sculptures,figurines, gifts, awards, trophies, life-size statuary and sport home and garden decor. This gallery features hundred of athletes from baseball to the discus thrower. Great for Trophies Awards for teams or just your own piece of art of your favorite sport. Also makes a wonderful gift for the sport lover. With eleven sub-categories of sports sculptures, you can refine your search to favorite sport. In addition to the statues and figurines, we offer a nice selection golf themed bookends, lamps, and fountains. One particular tabletop fountain shows a golf ball sitting at the bottom of the waterfall with a golfer reflecting on whether or not to take the penalty stroke? The familiar comic scene is delightfully depicted as water cascades down the fall to fill the pond below the flag-topped green.

Given the popularity of golf statues, we at Statue.com decided to dedicate an entire gallery to the game that inspired the phrase “a good walk spoiled.” In this gallery, you will find a number of different golf statues. Form historic to contemporary, there are styles to meet any decorating need. Statues feature both men and women golfers and are sculpted in h look. Numerous price points are available to meet almost any budget.In addition to the statues and figurines, we offer a nice selection golf themed bookends, lamps, and fountains. One particular tabletop fountain shows a golf ball sitting at the bottom of the waterfall with a golfer reflecting on whether or not to take the penalty stroke? The familiar comic scene is delightfully depicted as water cascades down the fall to fill the pond below the flag-topped green.

www.Statue.com has just about every sports statue from A to Z. Come visit us with any sport Sculptural needs. You can also e-mail us at sales@statue.com.

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Shop our life-size sculptures at www.Statue.com. We have just about any kind of life-size statue from Greek and Roman classical statuary to Whimsical Life-size to Knights and Egyptian Guardians and other Life size figures.

 

Many of or larger than life sculptures are show stoppers. So if your looking to make a impact in your décor for your home, garden or business, Statue.com will have a life-size sculpture the will meet your theme and decorating needs.

 

Diana and Apollo life-size set includes both bases. Diana and Apollo are shown as the Goddess of Hunt and God of Hunt. Are also known for beauty. This classic composition of muscled warrior and the beautiful sculpted woman really create a focal point of any home or garden. Great as this set they look at each other for flanking your entry way.

Statue.com also offer sculpting, molding services so if you need a custom made life-size sculpture we can make it for you! If you need a custom sculpture of you or a famous person we can do that!

Please note: We no longer produce custom sculptures.

Statue.com has been producing custom sculptures since 1996. We have been commission to create a portraiture bust of an American Bully which will become an award for this breed. This American Bully bust will be mounted to a base then finished in a bronze patina. We have sculpted many other dog busts and sculptures in the past but have documented a step by step photo documentary of the process of make a custom sculpture such as this dog portrait.

First we begin by photographs of the subject and we like as many as possible, so we capture as much detail of the subject to be sculpted. If at all possible we will take measurements and dimensions of the anatomical features.

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Here is an example of the profile photo we took of the American Bully but we have at least 20 other photos of the different view of the dogs head. This way we can also capture as much personal attributes, character or characteristic as possible of the subject we will be sculpting as shown in this dog profile shot.

 

Then at Statue.com we would build the framework for the sculpture which is commonly made with wires, steel rods and metal then bolted to a wood base which is called the armature. This armature is the stability the gives the artist the framework to start adding clay and begin the rough draft of the head of the American Bully.

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This is when the custom clay sculpting begins and the sculpture begins to transform and take shape. Statue.com has a sculpting and replicating staff of creative artist that are ready to create your sculpture or anything you can dream. This process and each detail of the photo must be studied and refined to the customer’s specifications, this clay process it the most time consuming of the entire sculpture and each sculpture will vary on difficultly. We will have more of the American Bully to be shown soon so the entire process will be on our Statue.com Blog shortly. So keep checking back to see more of this wonderful sculpture transform into the finished product.