The Process

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The Hoselton aesthetic begins as our artwork is brought to life. A recognizable subject is decided through a collaborative process or by request. We collect and process information in relation to the subject which may include library research, photos or a sketchbook study our pending artwork.

Inspiration is pulled from those resources to compose pre sculpture drawings used to reflect the many possible elements of future artwork. These drawings are used to decide possible composition. Many times the movements and shape in a Hoselton sculpture takes on a fluid representational form which is enhanced by other factors in the way we affectionately polish our artwork.

Our sculptures are made from recycled aluminum alloy and a sand casting process that was perfected by Founder Gord Hoselton and Allan Butters over 40 years earlier. A sand cast is taken from our original image and a two-piece mold is then designed and fabricated from molten aluminum. At a temperature of 1200 degrees °F this molten aluminum is poured into our new mold and allowed to cool.

A prolonged polishing process including multiple sanding and polishing procedures is then used to infuse our sculptures with a flowing, luminous polished finish, or a softened, silken brushed finish. The rest is history and that’s what makes us unique.