Cradled Leaves ©
Leaves to cradle the journey.
Custom Order – Allow 3-4 weeks for shipping and delivery
• Free shipping – includes handling, packaging, insurance, and ground shipment fees.
• About the process:
Each bronze is initially created as a one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown or hand carved clay creation. Once shaped, the piece is allowed to semi-dry to what is called the leather-hard stage.
After it reaches this “half dry” state the piece is able to be shaped, carved and textured. Once completely dry – or ‘bone dry’ it is placed in an electric kiln for a ‘bisque firing’ which takes many, many hours reaching a temp of approximately 1800 degrees. After the piece has completed this bisque process, it is made into a mold that will be used in the lost wax method of bronze casting.
To learn more about the lost wax bronze casting method, here is the link.
This piece is an original because of the hand casting process, however it is able to be cast into multiple ‘copies’.
We take great care in packaging each piece for shipment.
The bronze is wrapped with organic cotton before being placed into a presentation box.
It is then packaged in a shipping box for delivery.