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Nelles' Shop Announcement

Welcome to my studio! **PLEASE NOTE SHIPPING POLICIES AND HOLIDAY TIME FRAMES! Please browse my items and feel free to contact me (231-264-5858) with your questions. Unique cast-bronze and cast-aluminum pieces to decorate your home, office, or other special space. I have worked in my foundry for over 30 years and just recently decided to see if Etsy is a good place to show my art. I hope you enjoy looking and spreading the word!

In addition to his current work, Scott now offers another line that he designed. This is how he explains these items, which will be labeled in the description as "Nelles Bronze Sculpture":

"From 1978 to 2001 I created and produced a line of sculpture and decorative items in my studio foundry. In 2001 I sold this group of objects, including all the patterns and all the rights to make them to a large old world foundry. Along with the work I also sold the right to use the name:" NELLES BRONZE SCULPTURE". My work from this period continues to be made and is available for sale through me. Just like my current work these pieces are completely hand made and cast in silicon bronze by skilled artisans using old world methods." - Scott Nelles

Here is a basic summary of his process:

For nature-inspired decorative objects and animals, Nelles usually sculpts his original images out of soft modeling wax. For pieces that require a high degree of precision and hard lined surfaces - such as the toys - he uses a variety of materials including plastic, hard styling clays, metal or wood to create his original model. Once satisfied with the form, Scott then makes a series of molds of the original piece until a permanent pattern, called a match plate, is then used to make multiple sand molds into which molten bronze is poured at 2150°. Once cool, the rough casting is separated from the sand and then cut, ground, sandblasted, tumbled and polished to a rich, patinaed finish.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.