Looking for a Different Style of Hippo?
We offer a wide selection of bronze hippos in different sizes, styles and finishes. We also provide a custom-made service which means we can cast a bespoke bronze hippo exclusively for you. Please contact us to discuss your exact requirements. Call us on 01364 649005 or email [email protected]
The Lost Wax Bronze Casting Process
Our bronze statues and fountains are handmade using the ‘lost wax’ casting process. This is a traditional method for casting metal which dates back to 3000 BC. It’s a long and labour intensive process but the results are worth it. The lost wax method consistently delivers high quality, detailed pieces.
All our statues are finished by experienced craftsmen and glazed using a hot patina and wax.
Like all bronze statues cast using the ‘lost wax’ process, our pieces are normally around 8mm in thickness. Bronze is heavy so, for example, one of our large Stags weighs about 100kg.
You can read more about how our bronze statues and fountains are made here.
Created to Last a Life-time in your Garden
Bronze is a metal alloy with a high copper content. It is resistant to corrosion, extremely hardy and very tough. If cared for properly it will stand the test of time and the UK weather system!
Depending on its position and the degree to which it is exposed to the elements, the colour of your bronze statue may change slightly over time. This is perfectly normal for bronze as it oxidizes when exposed to air or other chemicals.
You can however maintain its original appearance with minimal effort. We recommend waxing statues twice a year and water fountains more regularly.
You can read more about caring for your bronze garden statue here.
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