io9: How does the sculpting process work? What kind of tools are used, what is the original raw material, and how are the final pieces made?
Arsham: The originals are sometimes a combination of 3D printed elements, some clay work, sometimes there’s some plaster sculpting involved. Then a mold is made of the completed positive. The molds are used to make the final artworks.
From Slee: It’s worth noting that there are three different types of artworks in the Star Wars x Arsham collaboration, each with a slightly different development process. The materials and tools of the editions vary widely from piece to piece—for example, some are created in polystone, others are bronze, and others are stainless steel. This collection has been exciting for us with regards to the diverse range of materials.
Daniel has already spoken to the one-of-kind, larger scale works that are hand-crafted in his studio in New York and will appear in art galleries around the world. In addition to that, Daniel and his Arsham Studio team are producing ultra-limited-edition pieces (editions of 99 and 500). Then, Sideshow is creating several limited-edition Crystallized Relic Statues as well—sold via our website. The first wave will be C-3PO, R2-D2, and the Han Solo in Carbonite.