The Making of the Olivier Award Statue

The Making of the Olivier Award Statue


We are high-end artisans. As you
can see the furnace is now running we’re melting down ingots of bronze big metal
melts at 1200 degrees centigrade so it’s extremely hot getting ready to lift the
crucible from the furnace which is charged with molten bronze. The eyes will
just continue now around the circle of molds until each one is full. we’ve been
doing the Olivier since 1988 so you know We’ve been doing the Oliviers since 1988 so you know and Harry Franchetti the sculptors of
you know we knew for some years before that so he came to us knew our
reputation was good and asked us to you know cast the works and he orders the
original small sculpture which was in it you know he’d actually casted it in resin
and then reworked those very fine detailed portrait of Laurence Olivier as
Henry the fifth in 1937 so it’s a rather beautiful little piece of sculpture.

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