From this model, the sculptress makes a mould of plaster and silicone, from which the required number of wax replicas can be made. Each wax model is reworked, cleaned and numbered, before the little pack goes to a bronze foundry where each of the dogs is embedded in a mixture of fireclay and gypsum. After the forms have hardened, the wax is melted out in an oven over a period of several days, and molten bronze is then poured into the resulting cavities. After cooling down, the fireclay can be knocked off.
Back in the studio, the artist chisels and colours the raw casts, until each dog has become an unmistakable individual.