'Wood Paste' statues are a product of over 120 years of history. A special formula incorporates the fibrous elements of wood along with various other compounds. The ingredients are mixed together when warm. The resulting paste is hand pressed against the mould taking several days for the casting of each figure which is built up layer on layer. When the paste cools off it loses all of its moisture and takes on the same properties of wood when carved or punched. The decoration is applied with clothing painted with matching colours appropriate for the subject, natural looking flesh and when the image allows, a gilded trim on the edges of the mantel and tunic. Where requested the decoration can be applied with more embellishment including gold leaf, glass eyes and drawings imitating fine embroidery and specialised finishes such as bronze can also be applied. Always the highest quality workmanship but with the variation of finish to suit a variety of pockets.
Wood in its raw form can take a long time to dry out prior to carving and then warp prior to, during and after manufacture. Wood Paste has none of these disadvantages yet being made from wood still has the feel and substance of wood.