The Foundry’s sculptors, upon the clients’ request, execute any work of whatever size and material.
Clients can monitor all phases of the work’s production; in the case of monumental sculpture, they can
observe the process of enlargement from the chosen model (‘bozzetto’). (See ENLARGEMENT)
For the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, Ferdinando Marinelli Jr. has asked artists of his foundry to create the sculpture bust of the maestro, inspired by the famous portrait by Giovanni Boldini . One of the foundry’s sculptors, Eleonora Villani, modeled the bust first in clay and subsequently in wax prior to casting it in bronze. The bronze bust was donated by Marinelli to the Los Angeles Opera.
The artists and sculptors of Ferdinando Marinelli Foundry create any monument and sculpture upon the client’s request. Collaboration with the client is most important: it begins with the making of sketches and drawings in order to actualize the client’s desired wish. Subsequent to their approval and if necessary, any changes, models are created. These are then enlarged, and after the client’s final approval, cast in bronze.
The same steps are taken regarding medals and medallions; drawings are presented to the client, variations are agreed upon, the model is enlarged at times to three times its size, it is cast in bronze, puncheons are executed in steel, coinage takes place and finally the work is varnished.