Sand Casting

Plaques > Bas Relief Images

Bas relief (pronounced bah) images add extra dimension to your project with a hand sculpted image finished with brown patina highlights. Several high quality photos are needed for the sculptor to accurately capture the subject’s unique characteristics. When viewing the finished clay sculpting, it’s difficult to see what the finished product will truly look like. Once the plastic pattern is made from the clay, the bronze is poured and the subject comes to life in the finishing process. These pieces are attached to your plaque prior to applying the final coat of clear lacquer. The size of your relief is determined by the overall size of the plaque and the amount of text to be included. A good general rule of thumb to determine the approximate size of the relief is about 1/3 of the height of the plaque. This can be adjusted to meet your specific requirements based on your request. Production times are generally a little longer with this type of image, being completed in approximately 6 – 8 weeks after final layout approval.