Cloisters on the Platte:
Station #6 - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

The process for creating monumental sculptures included creative, technical and industrial skills. This sequence shows the process from  first sketches and models to final cast bronze sculptures.

Tour all 14 Stations of the Cross

 

Eichinger Sculpture Studio and four other teams of master sculptors that have created the grandest example of the Stations of the Cross ever seen. We also created Station #8. A total of 58 sculpted characters were created for 14 stations of the cross. The monumental bronze figures stand 7’ tall. Each was rendered in clay and cast in bronze to tell the story of the crucifixion of Christ.

Cloisters on the Platte was a collaborative project which also included: 


Rob Arps

Dee Clements

 

Kircher Studios

 

Lundeen Studios

Warren Sculpture

Visit the Cloisters On the Platte website

The Cloisters on the Platt monastery and retreat facility is the vision of entrepreneur and philanthropist, Joe Ricketts, founder of the Cloisters on the Platte Foundation. Set on a beautiful natural expanse along the Platte River in Nebraska, the destination opened in July of 2018 and offers a silent retreat experience in the Jesuit tradition.

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus. The image of His face appears on veil. A soldier observes the miracle. Psalm 27:8-9. This is a video of the final clay sculpture before casting. New images will be added after the installation is complete.

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Marty detailing soldier
Site map
Clay models
Half-size clay sculpture
Clay details
Half-size sculptures
Sculpting details in clay
Finished clay
Casting details
Casting details
Bronze casting
Bronze details
St.Veronica

Eichinger Sculpture Studio

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2516 SE Division St. - Portland, OR 97202   -   Tel:  503-223-0626

Marty detailing soldier

The clay mixture we use never hardens. Details can be worked and reworked until every stitch and tassel meet the sculptor's approval.