Creating an intricate depiction of a traditional deity or Chinese painting at Gold Art is a process that requires expert craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail. Every step is carefully executed to ensure a premium product of the highest quality.
This journey of passion and creativity begins with a conversation between the artist, consultant and the client, where dreams and ideas are shared, and possibilities are explored. From there, the artist takes the reins, transforming those ideas into a stunning piece of art that will be treasured for years to come while taking into account their vision, desired size, colour, and level of detail.
Using the latest technology, the artist creates a 3D-model of the piece, allowing the customer to visualise a tangible product before production begins. This ensures that the customer is satisfied with the design and that there are no surprises in the final product. Bear in mind that this alone can take up to a few weeks to finalise.
Once the customer approves the design, the artist will create the mould of the piece, capturing every curve and line. This involves taking a precise impression of the design in a material such as a silicone or plaster. The mould is then used to create a wax model of the piece, which is used to create the final product.
After that, the wax model is coated in a special substance that can withstand high temperatures. The model is placed in a kiln where the wax is melted away, leaving behind a negative space that will be filled with a mixture of metals.
Next, the artist will create the gold layer using a technique called “Gold Dust” or “Gold Sand.” This involves electroplating the gold layer onto the piece using water. The gold layer is also produced using a traditional handicraft method called gold foil, where the gold is applied in thin layers less than 0.1 micrometres thick, creating a beautiful, shimmering effect.
Once the gold layer is complete, the artist will carefully polish the piece, ensuring that every detail is perfect and ensuring that the gold shines brilliantly. The piece is then cleaned and packaged, ready to be shipped to the customer.
Creating a gold art piece at Gold Art is a labour of love. No doubt that it is a time-consuming process that requires patience, skill and dedication. Whether it’s a traditional deity or a Chinese zodiac figure, each piece is a celebration of beauty and craftsmanship, and a testament to the enduring allure of gold.
In the end, a gold art piece is more than just an object; it’s a piece of art that tells a story, evokes emotion, and captures the essence of the customer’s vision and intention. It’s a reminder of the rich cultural heritage, skill and artistry of the craftspeople at Gold Art.Download our latest brochure here