The Walker Process
Many of our customers come to us with a custom piece already in mind. They know their likes and dislikes, and together we can come up with a masterpiece! Our amazing sketch artists will draw out your vision with every little detail in mind. Whether you want to use Gold, Silver, or Platinum, include gemstones or not, the possibilities are endless!
Depending on the idea, we can now decide whether to make a wax carving of the design, or go straight to the metal construction of the piece. The difference? We do wax carvings for our more intricate and detailed pieces. This allows us to sculpt the perfect piece and change things, if necessary, with out losing metal.
After carving a wax, the piece is then cast in a plaster-of-paris like material called Investment and baked until the wax is evaporated. Once the wax is melted out, it's time to melt down the metal of choice and throw it into the Investment casting using a centrifugal casting machine!
After the design is made into metal, we can now clean it up and do all of the fine detail work
that makes each piece unique!