Mouldmaking & Techniques

Sébastien has studied and regularly uses a wide variety of moulding techniques from the most ancient to the most cutting-edge.
He often relies upon piece moulds or “moules à bon creux” made entirely from plaster, which make it possible to create copies from clay and thereby work with ceramic and porcelain. He also employs lost-wax casting (also known as “precision casting“), which allows a one-off imprint to be made. This method is usually employed by sculptors and model-makers to quickly replicate large-scale works. It gives scope for great intricacy, since moulds are created by taking an exact negative of an original piece.
In addition, his expertise encompasses more recent high-definition flexible moulds using elastomer, ideal for replicating plaster or resin sculptures, or for reproducing wax outlines for use in metal casting. He specialises in food-grade silicone.

Lost wax casts

He employs lost-wax casting (also known as “precision casting”), which allows a one-off plaster imprint to be made. This method is usually employed by sculptors and model-makers to quickly replicate large-scale clay works. It gives scope for great intricacy, since moulds are created by taking an exact negative of an original piece. He creates any kind of mould for one-off occasions to restoration projects.

Silicone moulds

His expertise encompasses more recent, up-to-date high-definition flexible moulds using elastomer, ideal for replicating plaster or resin sculptures or for reproducing wax outlines for use in metal casting. He specialises in food-grade silicone.

Piece moulds

According to the project’s needs, Sébastien often relies upon piece moulds or “moules à bon creux” made entirely from plaster, which make it possible to create copies from clay and thereby work with ceramic and porcelain as well as wood, stone or bronze.

Resin printing

Sébastien’s studio and his partners take care of all kinds of resin casting: epoxy, polyester and polyurethane. Whatever effect you desire, vast expertise using different patina coatings will allow impressive reproduction of wood, stone, or any other finish.

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Thanks to his training and experience, Sébastien is devoted to his work assuring the utmost respect for the artist’s original work.

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