Matbronze

P O Box 24524 - 00502, Karen, Nairobi

Denis Mathews, known for his Bronze wildlife sculptures, started his own Foundry and Wildlife Art Gallery in 1987. Situated at the foot of the Ngong Hills in Karen, Kenya, he exhibits a wide range of African animals and birds at the Gallery, from a life size Crocodile and Gerenuk, to the daintiest of hummingbirds. Recently he has created and installed a line of 10 life size flamingo’s, outside the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Matbronze is a fine-art foundry using the “lost wax” process, also known as “Cire Perdue”, “Precision” or “investment” casting.  All his sculptures are cast in bronze, which is a warm metal, with a history dating back to the Bronze Age.  The combination of strength, ductility and its ability to accept so many patinas puts bronze in a class of its own.

Listing added on October 12th, 2010.
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