Mr. Salvador Ramirez is a Chemical Engineer, witch is why I'm confident to guarantee his work. In the field of making Bronze Art, knowledge of the right process is crucial for a quality piece. I've being glad to receive many positive feedback at Salvador's work, he is a great Artisan to work with, you can always count on his professionalism. I'm happy to introduce you to my friend and one of the finest Artisan in San Miguel de Allende:
Mr. Salvador Ramirez
His shop will tell you a lot about him, once you step inside there will be no doubt in your mind that he is a great Artisan. He has a full manufacturing process for Bronze and Pewter, giving him the ability to control his designs, materials and process. . Here is Salvador's own words:
"Im the 5th generation of Artisans in my family. When I was young I decided to study chemistry so I could increase our knowledge and create new and better Arts. For the last 16 years I have focus on Bronze and Pewter Art, learning from other experienced artisans and my own, I have created a high quality process with several hundreds designs. My brother, a designer, has helped me as well with his ideas in the latest home decor trends".
Here is a brief description of how a Bronze Piece gets done from the idea to the complete piece:
"First I draw the concept or idea I want to create in paper. Then we make a wooden-metal mold where the desired piece will be melted in. I use a very antique and traditional method of sand casting in witch an special sand is used to keep the material in place and give it the desired form. We use high temp. ovens to melt the Bronze at about 950 degress and pour it into the mold. Each bronze sink is then finished, patinated and waxed by hand. Our bronze sinks have a living finish that evolves over time."
Salvador's materials are free of any toxics and he recycles whenever possible without compromising his quality. He employs several other Artisans to help him with his work. I'm glad to be able to support this wonderful Artisan and help him reach new customers that will keep his passion Alive.
In the name of Mr.Salvador, his family and employees, thank you and enjoy a very unique piece of Mexico in your place.