automotive sculpture, design & fabrication

Ferrari 250 GTO wooden buck

Made out of .25″ thick double sided veneer plywood with a baltic birch core, these unique sculptures pay tribute to the beautiful art of automotive “bucks”.

carrozzeria inspired…

Select Hand Formed Metal and Composite Automotive Sculpture

Every automotive sculpture in the gallery above is done entirely by hand with traditional coach building tools.  Although I primarily work in .050 aluminum I also create sculptures in stainless steel and carbon fiber. It is a tedious process that can often take over one thousand hours per sculpture depending on the size and scope.  It requires painstaking craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.  I take great pride in fabricating every single element from scratch in house.  Nothing is store bought or mass produced. This includes every little nuance right down to the custom formed headlights and bezels.

sMy obsessive attention to detail ensures that each sculpture has the same uniqueness of form and presence as the original car. Once completed, I finish my automotive sculptures in the same premium OEM paint used by the factory.  This base color coat is then protected by several layers of the finest two stage automotive clearcoat. After applying the clear coat I spend dozens of hours color sanding, machine polishing and hand buffing. The final result is an unparalleled, mirror like paint surface that will endure the test of time.

I am proud to say that unlike many other artists my automotive sculptures are not easily duplicated. One key item that sets me apart is that every automotive sculpture I create is a bespoke “one-off” tailored to my client’s specifications.  I do not create cookie cutter sculptures. I do not create castings or molds for limited editions. I do not create dies so that I can stamp out sculptures in large numbers. This would negate my goal of creating one of a kind, hand crafted sculpture that embody the nuances of the lost art of metal shaping.

I want each automotive sculpture to be is as individual as its’ collector and the subject matter. I offer a personal guarantee that my sculptures will never be reproduced or duplicated, thereby ensuring their rarity and exclusivity. In a time of mass produced art and high volume reproduction pieces my automotive sculptures are truly original works of art.

Contact me today to commission your own automotive sculpture.

GALLERY

Automotive Art & Sculpture

english-wheel
sculpture-tools
english-wheel
Coffee Bean

made not bought

Fabricated by hand using traditional coach building tools and techniques.

metal shaping tools

Tools I use to shape metal panels and bodies.

power hammer

metal dollies

english wheel

slappers

OA torch

shot bag

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Automotive sculpture, design and fabrication by Anthony Lauro

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