FAQs

Will my original survive the mold process?
We do not guarantee the survival of an original through the mold process. However, Artcast will always take the care to try to maintain the integrity of the original.   

Can I receive a sample of your work?
Artcast does not provide samples of our work.  Our doors are open for visitors to come and see, close up, what we do and what their options may be.

Can I get my bronze in a traditional bronze colour?
Please note that colour is subjective.  We have an array of colour samples at the Toronto location and at the Georgetown location for your convenience and perusal.

Do you price by weight?
All pricing is determined using materials, labour, and complexity as the main factors.

What is the turn around time of my project?
Timing is always based on our current workload and what is supplied to the Foundry.  Smaller pieces generally take 4 - 6 weeks to completion.  Monumental sized pieces can take 3 - 6 - 12 months to completion.

Is there a price break for duplicate pieces?
Price breaks are sometimes provided when there are multiples being completed at the same time. This is assessed on an individual basis taking into account the potential of economies of scale.

Can I approve the wax duplicate of my piece?
At Artcast, we willingly accommodate the wax approval of a client.  We feel that it is important to be certain that our clients are pleased with their piece throughout the process.

Can I approve my patina?
Yes, as with wax approval, we want our clients to be pleased with their work before it leaves the Foundry.  

If a mould is made of my work, by your company, do I get to keep it?
Yes, if you have paid to have us create a mould, then the mould belongs to you.

What exactly is Lost-Wax Casting?
For an explanation of our process click here.

What are the differences between Lost wax and sand casting?
The defining difference is the material that the molten metal is poured into. Lost wax castings are poured into ceramic or investment mould while sand castings are poured into, well… sand. The amount of post processing and finishing required after sand casting is significantly higher than pieces cast through the lost wax process as the sand leaves a very rough texture on the surface of the piece. Sand casting can be a more economical method for producting a casting but the lost wax process is much more versatile and generally yields higher quality finished pieces.

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