Rogers Sculpture Studio has been in business since 1985. We can
bring any 2d artwork to 3d form.
Rogers has been sculpting toys as an independent sculptor since
the mid 1980's. He has sculpted close to 400 Starting Line-up
heads, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Disney, and Warner
Brothers properties, and many other licensed and non-licensed
projects. Projects have varied from action-figures, premium toys,
to house wares such as ceramics and lighting fixtures. The studio
is fully staffed providing full drawing/designing, traditional
sculpting, mold making, and painting capabilities.
Do These Products Come From?
most people take their kids to the toy store, or the local fast
food restaurants so that Junior can get a burger or taco and the
latest giveaway toy, they usually don't give any thought as to
how that toy came to be. If they do, they probably assume that
it was designed and manufactured all by computers. Increasingly,
more products are being prototyped that way, however most are
still sculpted by hand.
Is Where We Come In
We take flat design drawings, some simple
sketches, some very detailed, and recreate them in three-dimensional
form to the specified pose and size. Usually, we begin in oil
clay, wedging small bits of clay together to get the general size
and shape. A waste mold is made so that we can pour a wax copy
of the clay sculpt. Using wax melting tools that look like a cross
between soldering irons and fountain pens, and small metal and
wire tools similar to dentists', we refine the shape, detail,
and character correctness of the sculpt over the next few days.
When sculpts are reviewed by licensers such as Disney or Lucasfilm,
Jim hand-carries them to the meetings and works with staff artists
to make any necessary character corrections. After licenser approval,
the wax sculpts are molded and urethane resins are cast and shipped
to the customers, who then send the castings to Asia where metal
molds are made to produce the actual toy.
goal is to produce grade A sculpts for the toy and collectible
industries, in short time frames, and at reasonable costs. We
do some machining and model making as well as silicone rubber
molds, urethane resin casts, and working samples. We are able
to meet your goals for your product.