In the first step of our process, art comes to life through sketches. Here, in the creative core of De Tingieterij, ideas take shape on paper. Our craftsmen sketch with passion and precision, shaping the contours of unique designs. Client ideas are developed into a visual model/design. It's the birth of a creation that will soon become tangible in the form of beautifully hand-cast tin.
After refining our sketches, we enter the mold phase where ideas take on a tangible form. Our craftsmen translate the sketches into detailed molds with utmost precision and craftsmanship. Each mold is a masterpiece in itself, carefully crafted to capture the essence of the design. These molds serve as the blueprint for the casting process, reproducing the creation with meticulous detail. Shaping these molds is a crucial step that elevates the art of tin casting to new heights, with each mold being a key to the beautiful world of hand-cast tin.
In the heart of our foundry, the magical process of melting begins, where pure tin takes its liquid form. With an eye for detail and the right artisanal techniques, the tin is carefully heated to its melting point, transforming it into a shimmering liquid. This liquid life force of tin is then precisely cast into the molds crafted earlier with dedication.
Casting is the pinnacle of our craft. Molten tin takes its shape in meticulously crafted molds, a process infused with technical mastery and creative finesse. Each casting, a unique artwork in itself, cherishes the essence of the original design. As the tin slowly cools, a tangible masterpiece emerges, infused with the signature of our craftsmanship and dedication to artistic quality. Casting is not just a step in the process; it is the moment when liquid tin transforms into a true work of art.
After casting, the process of grinding and soldering follows, where raw beauty is transformed into refined perfection. With precision, excess edges are carefully cut away, giving the tin its final shape. Pieces cast as separate components are then skillfully connected through soldering, a joining technique where various parts are bonded together using solder tin. This phase combines technical craftsmanship with artistic finesse, resulting in hand-finished creations that reflect our dedication to detail and quality.
After casting, the process of cutting and polishing follows, where raw beauty is transformed into refined perfection. With precision, excess edges are carefully cut away, giving the tin its final shape. Subsequently, the pieces undergo a meticulous polishing process, refining the surfaces to a radiant shine. This phase combines technical craftsmanship with artistic finesse, resulting in hand-finished creations that reflect our dedication to detail and quality.
The creations now have the desired form. In the final phase, the color of the artwork is determined. Through a meticulous polishing process, refining the surfaces to a radiant shine, we create a silver appearance.
By allowing the metal to oxidize and then refining it through a gentle (sanding) process, we can give the object a slightly darker appearance, highlighting the smallest details.
The end result of our craft is more than just tangible tin; it is timeless beauty captured in metal. Each masterpiece bears the signature of our dedication, from the initial idea and liquid tin to the meticulously cut and polished final product.
Each piece tells a story of craftsmanship, creativity, and a love for the craft, turning the end result into not just a product, but a unique and fitting work of art.
Customization. That's what it's all about when we create something for a client. Whether you need one (corporate) gift or 100,000, we design an original piece that suits your company or event, ensuring that you can give a truly exclusive, personalized gift to your connections. Handcrafted in our tin foundry.
It is also possible to purchase ready-made tin objects. These items are also handcrafted in our Tin Foundry. Please visit our shop for more information.