CIGLIA & CARRAI FINE ART CASTING FOUNDRY

The company was founded in 1971, and has evolved over the years.

We are able to realize small, lost-wax castings, using ceramic Vacuumetal system, and cast pieces up to 2.5m in height, for large monumental works. In our Fine Artist casting sector, we are capable of accompanying the artist, from the scale-up of the clay model, to the realisation of their artwork.

We offer a purpose-built space and experienced staff, ready to solve any artistic problems which may arise at any stage of the process: armature for the scale-up, type of scale-up, mould-making, wax-cast and retouching, casting, welding, metal-working, engraving and patination.
Armatures are the best method of scaling-up artworks, and we use traditional methods and more innovative 3D scanning method, as well as making models in polystyrene or resin.

We collaborate with a studio of engineers, who provide Stability Test certificates, and certify the stainless steel armature, which goes inside the bronze sculpture. This collaboration allows us to offer our customers transport and installation of their sculpture, anywhere in the world, thus assisting the artist throughout the entire process to the presentation of their artworks.

In the realm of silver-smithing we are capable of realising pieces, from the smallest to the largest, hollow statue, in various carats (carat guaranteed). With brass and bronze, we are able to execute castings using the ceramic Vacuumetal system, which can be employed for the smallest to the largest fixtures and fittings, in various of silver, brass or bronze alloys.Our castings are free from acid residues, thanks to our specially designed alloys. All work is carried out by qualified personnel (formed by us over the years), and who work with passion and dedication. We work with: silver, brass, bronze and aluminium; which are used on pieces of: classical, contemporary, funeral and religious artworks.

Any artists, silversmiths and bronze artists, who may wish, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the foundry. It would give us great pleasure to introduce you to our team and demonstrate our work.
For information or quotes please contact us via email.

SCALING UP

Any sketch can be enlarged or reduced, extremely accurately and completely by hand. Read more…

SILICONE MOULDS

The artists’ sculptures are moulded, by hand, in a very elastic silicon material. Read more…

WAX REPRODUCTION

The artists’ sculptures are reproduced in wax, from silicon moulds. Read more…

BRONZE CASTING

Our bronze castings are traditionally executed, using the classic lost-wax casting method. Read more…

FINISHING, PATINATION

Executed entirely by hand. “Colouration”, made to specifications by the artist. Read more…

BRASS CASTING

Wax castings for fixtures and fittings, such as light fittings, bases, applique and other items. Read more…

LATEST WORKS

The Warriors

The Warriors

Molten aluminum Sculpture

Molten aluminum Sculpture

Lady hippo

Lady hippo

Double face medals

Double face medals

Clay reproduction

Clay reproduction

Lady hippo

Lady hippo

Rhino and lady hippo

Rhino and lady hippo

Rhino

Rhino

Olive tree

Olive tree

Seven continents

Seven continents

Marzocco

Marzocco

Admiral mouse

Admiral mouse

Bear on ball

Bear on ball

Home accessories 7

Home accessories 7

Home accessories 5

Home accessories 5

Home accessories 10

Home accessories 10

Home accessories 9

Home accessories 9

Home accessories 4

Home accessories 4

Home accessories 8

Home accessories 8

Archangel

Archangel

Wrestler

Wrestler

Medici and Borghese vases

Medici and Borghese vases

Mice

Mice

Confidence – blue patination

Confidence – blue patination