Stratton Sculpture Studios offers a full range of approaches to modeling and enlarging, but what sets us apart is our dedication to traditional hand modeling in water clay. While we do work with digital enlargements, our traditional enlarging quotes are often less expensive and offer a quicker production schedule than digitally milled alternatives.
The most noticeable advantage with hand-modeling clay is the ability to alter the work mid-course, which can be especially important when scaling up work because larger scale can often unpredictably change the feeling of a sculpture.
The team of sculptors at Stratton Sculpture Studios can generate maquettes, drawings, digital models, armatures, rough-out sculptures, and finish modeling. Whether you are interested in meticulous attention in maintaining every detail of your model, or working with us in a more open-ended manner, our experience, space and materials are at your service. Some clients choose to use our space as their own large projects studio, creating new work at-scale, rather than enlarging from a pre-determined design.
The studios are housed in a dedicated building of 11,000 square feet, supported by a fully equipped metal fabrication shop for armatures of any scale, 6 tons of fine French water clay, and wonderful natural light. We commonly work in water clay, plasticine, wax and plaster.
We have done modeling and enlarging work for sculptures exhibited by:
- The Forth Plinth in London’s Trafalger Square
- The Guggenheim Museum
- The Whitney Museum
- The Philadelphia Art Museum
- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- High Line Plinth
- The Art Institute of Chicago