Skylight Studios has made accurate enlarged or reduced clay models of its own designs and sculptures as well as well-known works in many museums and private collections. Time-honored techniques, such as the 3-point measuring system, templating and more recently laser-scanning, have been used. Reduction models of many iconic sculptures have been modeled for museums and institutions including “Little Dancer of Fourteen Years” by Edgar Degas, the Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French, “Appeal to the Great Spirit” by Cyrus Dallin, “John Hancock” by Paul Manship, and the “Winged Victory of Samothrace.”
Enlargement of the Winged Victory of Samothrace
Utilizing a combination of modern and traditional techniques, we enlarged the famous “Winged Victory of Samothrace” to 9 feet tall working from small replicas. The finished cast was permanently installed in Frank Loyd Wright’s Martin House.
Reduction of the Standing Lincoln by Daniel Chester French
This reduction of Daniel Chester French’s Standing Lincoln was created using reference photos. Copies are sold at the Chesterwood Museum in Stockbridge, MA.
Enlargement of “Retribution” by Paul Manship
Reduction of “Appeal to the Great Spirit” by Cyrus Dallin
Reduction of “Little Dancer of Fourteen Years” by Edgar Degas
Reduction of the Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French