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Natsog Dorje

p1150793.jpgArtisan Sculpture Studio and Foundry Workshop

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Natsog Dorje is an artisan sculpture studio and foundry workshop dedicated to develop entirely authentic ritual objects and images to support the Vajrayana Secret Mantra practices. The Buddhist workshop arose from the desire to fulfil the complete requirements of the creation of these objects. They are a group of old Dharma practitioners: qualified painters, sculptors and jewellers who for several years, with the blessings and guidance of many Tibetan teachers, have developed and created a variety of unique items.

 

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The aritisans base their work on images and objects with the blessings of our teachers, based on their teachings and as well as in relevant texts or existing models .We work with iron, bronze, silver, gold, meteorite iron as well as with wood, stone, plaster, wax, polymers and other materials. The initial model of items presented here are created by hand from materials such as clay sculpture and jewelry wax, some are created directly from metal.

p1140253.jpgThe main work is made in the studio: creating the master model, silicone forms removal, copies of model casting in wax and ultimate refinement in the metal. Creating the master model is creative, but laborious and hard process. It includes a selection of theoretical materials (drawings, measurements, verbal descriptions from Tibetan texts, consultations with specialists in Buddhist images area), and a further embodiment in the most suitable material.

 

 


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The artisans use whole sections of iron-stony Seymchan meteorite. While making meteor blades, oriental masters would ritually throw the “heavenly metal” into the crucible then announced this alloy "meteoric iron" Natsog Dorje use pure meteorite. Looking at these meteorite pieces, you can see the original inhomogeneous structure of the meteorite, the beauty of which he tries to highlight as much as possible. This "heavenly pattern" cannot be reproduced on Earth, in spite of modern technology.

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