About The Studio
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 art work.
The hand carved sculpture then unfolds in various first stage medium which could include wood, marble, clay or aluminum. Once the look and feel of the final imagery has been refined we begin the Hoselton casting process.
Who gifts’ a Hoselton? You; the discerning person, corporation and collector who appreciates unique quality.
Our sculptures are made from utilizing recycled aluminum alloy and a sand casting process perfected by Gordon Hoselton and Allan Butters over forty years ago. 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.
Hoselton’s has also introduced the new colour fusion process which allows us to finish our favourite sculptures in many unique colours. All of these techniques symbolize the uniqueness of a Hoselton sculpture.