Sandra Brue's clay original is used to make a casting mold of the dog statue. Next, a special cast stone mixture is poured by hand into the mold. While hand-casting is a slow, methodical process, once again, the result is worth the time and effort. The dog garden sculpture will be free of flaws and bubbles, and every little detail is captured--whether it be the texture of an ear or a little curled tongue.
Once the casting is done, each Sandicast sculpture must be inspected to make sure that it passes strict, quality control standards. After passing inspection, the dog breed statues can then be painted. The Sandicast artisans use both bristle and air brush methods of painting. The use of multiple painting techniques requires more time and costs more to produce, but the end result makes it worth the effort. Sandicast creates the highest quality dog breed statues, most realistic, and lifelike sculptures on the market today.
The addition of specially crafted glass eyes is the final touch. The sparkle of glass eyes adds warmth and many are custom made for Sandicast. Often people comment when looking at Sandicast dogs, "It feels as if they're staring right back at you!"