Carrara Marble, Cast Bronze Statuary, Fiberglass Statuary, and Wood Carved Statues
Jim Egan has over 35 years of experience working directly with Italy finest artist for new statuary in wood carving, solid Carrara marble, cast bronze and selected models in fiberglass.
Why Carrara marble?
Carrara marble is found only in the marble quarries of Carrara Italy. It is the same high quality marble quarries used by Michelangelo over 500 years ago. Michelangelo Carrara marble statues still show their beautiful carved features 500 years later. A Carrara marble statue will be a lasting memorial for hundreds of years..
Why Cast Bronze statuary?
Cast bronze statuary is custom created by an artist using the lost-wax process, also called cire-perdue. This lost wax method of metal casting is the same method that has been used for thousands of years. A molten bronze metal is poured into a mold that has been created by an artist of a wax figure / model. Once the mold is made, the wax model is melted and drained away. Cast Bronze statues will stand for hundred of years, the finish will tarnish over decades however its strength and durability is unmatched.
Why Fiberglass statuary?
Fiberglass statues are fabricated by the Demetz studio using their wood carved statues for the fiberglass mold. To create a new mold is very expensive (tens of thousands of dollars). The advantage of a fiberglass statue is the cost is 40% to 50% less than wood carved statue and is hand painted to look exactly like the wood carved figures. There is a limited number of saints and sizes available.
Why wood carved statues?
Wood carved statues are beautiful in their colors and details features. Each statue is hand painted or stained if requested. PEMA Studio and Demetz Studio have standard sizes however custom sizes are available to meet the requirements of each church. Wood carved statues should only be used in an indoor setting or in a protected setting on the exterior.