Arts, Foundry, Sarah Del Giudice, Sculpture, Techniques
During her artistic career, Sarah has used different materials, such as terracotta, plaster and cement, but especially bronze, characterised by unique aesthetic properties.
“I have devoted my whole life to the processing of this material, since I was a child; I grew up in the foundry, where my grandfather, then my father and lately my brother Giacomo created beautiful objects and sculptures. I immediately fell in love with this work, the underlying activities and the experience that it requires, I love to immerse myself in it.”
The lost-wax casting technique includes the realization of a terracotta mock-up, however Sarah often uses the wax and then creates a metal copy of it through various steps. This mock-up leads to the design of a negative mould which is used to create another wax mould subjected to some adjustments: “This is my favourite step, because the sculpture which will be ultimately shaped through casting comes to life”. After the casting, the artist carries out the coating operations, which are crucial for Sarah’s creative process, since they round off the representation.
“I carved wood and marble and created terracotta, plaster and cement sculptures, but my favourite materials are clay and wax, because they lend themselves to countless solutions, feature a unique versatility and are particularly suitable for the final casting. I am always impressed by the “miraculous” transformation of a mouldable material into a hard, rigid and eternal one. It enhances the creative impulse and provides a unique aesthetic value.”