Water Media

8x8, 20 page hardcover book

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Life Drawings

8x11, 20 page hardcover book

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Gouache and Collage

8x8, 20 page hardcover book

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8x8, 20 page hardcover book

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Carved clay in terra cotta and bronze

8x8, 20 page hardcover book

$25 + Shipping

Sculptural reliefs

8x8, 20 page hardcover book

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Cast stone

8x8, 20 page hardcover book

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FAQS Rudd Sculpture Studio

What is terra cotta?

Low fire, baked clay, like a flower pot. Safe outdoors, protect from hard freeze.

What is carved clay?

A solid block (or slab) of clay carved into with knives looks very different than sculpture built up or “modeled” from small bits of clay

What is cast stone?

A fine concrete made of cement, marble dust (crushed dolomite), and marble chips. The garden pieces range in age from 5-30 years and do well in our climate.

What is cast aluminum?

A styrofoam original was carved and then hollowed and buried in a sand box. Molten aluminum was poured into the box where it vaporized the styrofoam. 1 step.

What is cast bronze?

A flexible mold was made over a clay original and a wax replica poured. Then the wax version is invested in a ceramic shell and molten bronze vaporizes the wax. 2 steps.

What is a limited edition of sculpture?

Value is added when an “edition” is only the unique, original sculpture, or when a “limited” edition is produced not to exceed a limit of ten professional, signed castings.

What is indirect stone carving?

A clay model or maquette is formed to serve as a guide for cutting into the stone. Hand tools and air chisels (like those used to break a sidewalk but smaller) are used.

What does “Artist retains the right of reproduction” mean on my receipt.

This means I own the copyright on the works themselves and on photos.

Can I order a custom piece from a photograph of mine?

Commissioned design work is possible from photographs or from life:

e.g. portrait, figurative, functional, or abstract. Allow 4-10 weeks.

Why are some works painted or glazed?

I generally prefer the plain terra cotta, but some works might be better with color.

Optional surface color treatments are available at a small additional cost:

e.g. milk, acrylic paint, oil paint, glaze(s). See samples. Allow 1-3 weeks.

Sculptural reliefs are sold as they are shown in terra cotta.

Sculpture in the round can be cast in bronze, edition of ten each.

Bronze pieces may be ordered with “silver” color or traditional "gold" color patina.

Time payments accepted.

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