Books, Catalogues and Videos
Duldig studio has a range of books and catalogues available online and for pick up at the Duldig Studio.
Limited Edition Eva Umbrella
Slawa Horowitz-Duldig invented the modern folding umbrella in Vienna in 1929. It was manufactured in Austria and Germany and marketed throughout Europe. After the Duldig family fled Austria in 1938 she was forced to sell all her patent rights.
Slawa’s daughter, Eva de Jong-Duldig designed this umbrella for the Duldig Studio in 2019.
Purchase now – available now for delivery or pick up by arrangement.
LIMITED FIRST EDITION of 120 (each umbrella is marked with the edition number.
COST: $45 each
Heritage Glass Paperweights
Handmade by Canberra Glassworks, these paperweights were commissioned by the Duldig Studio in 2021.
The featured image is turned into a decal and fired onto the rear surface of the glass. The glass itself is made by ladling molten glass into a graphite mould. Each one is hand-made and therefore you may see slight difference in thickness, the occasional small bubble or tool mark.
We have four beautiful heritage designs to choose from.
Cost: $60 + $15 postage, to arrange collection from the museum please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour and Clay Sculpting Workshop – Gift Certificate
During this experience you will discover an incredible story of love, survival and the creative spirit. Tour the former home of Karl, Slawa and Eva Duldig – now one of Melbourne’s finest House Museums. A rare opportunity to glimpse life as it was several decades ago; each room contains art and furniture from their time in Vienna; the 1972 studio is full of Karl’s sculptures in both clay, marble and bronze.
After a morning tea of coffee and cake Stefan Damschke, our Artist In Residence, will lead a workshop and guide you to make your own object with clay. Stefan was a student of Karl Duldig giving you a rare insight into his creative practice.
Tour & Workshop package: $120 (Includes guided tour, morning tea, materials and firing)*
Guided Tour and Viennese afternoon tea package: $25 (includes guided tour and morning tea)
*We will issue a gift certificate via email for this experience to be redeemed once we resume normal operations. Advance booking will be required.
Duldig Studio Tour or Friendship – Gift Certificate
Share the intimate, award winning experience of Duldig Studio with your friends and family by gifting a tour or Friendship.
* Minimum group of 6 with 4 weeks advanced booking required.
KARL DULDIG (1902-1986), Colt 1976, 32.0 x 11.0 x 10.0 cm, Bronze
$650, plus $15 packaging and shipping or you can collect your purchased during the Studio’s opening hours.
Karl’s fascination with horses began at a young age. While he was a student at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna in the 1920’s he was often to be found watching the horses training at a nearby trotting track in the Prater and all his life he loved to draw, model or carve horses.
In 1976 Karl created a distinctive series of ‘lost wax’ sculptures. In this method the original form is consumed in the process of transforming it into metal. Not surprisingly one of the subjects he chose to model in this medium was the sprightly form of a foal (Colt). After carefully softening the wax over a candle flame, Karl quickly moulded the wax with his hands to create this small horse which displays a freedom of movement not easily achieved using other materials or methods.
Limited Edition Bronze Sculptures
Sculptor Karl Duldig often worked in bronze. Some of his bronze sculptures were commissioned portraits, for example, Malay Boy National Art Gallery, Singapore or monuments, for example Monument to Jewish Sportsmen, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Karl Duldig often cast sculptures of his choice into bronze for purely artistic reasons. His selections were based on his assessment of the quality of the work and its suitability for casting. He retained as much control as possible over the finishing of his bronze sculptures and perfected his own methods. This depended on the texture or surface of the cast, chasing and burnishing according to the nature of each individual piece.
Karl Duldig appreciated the specific qualities of the bronze medium and the opportunities these offered for artistic expression. The durability of bronze and its suitability for placement in outdoor locations were additional attractions.
At the time of the artist’s death in 1986, there were approximately 50 bronze sculptures in his collection. Currently there are many sculptures in the Bronze Editions catalogue. Most of these were already editioned by Karl Duldig, while some have been added to the catalogue posthumously. Limited editions of these sculptures can be acquired from the Duldig Studio with established provenance. Stefan Damschke, the Duldig Studio’s resident sculptor, finishes all editioned works according to Karl Duldig’s traditional methods.
Our beautiful Bronze Editions are commissioned by discerning private collectors and major public cultural institutions.
Duldig Studio offers a distinctive selection of bronze sculptures by Karl Duldig to be cast for private and public collections. This is done under the careful supervision of the Studio’s Founder – Eva de Jong-Duldig and Curator and Sculptor in Residence – Stefan Damschke and editions are limited. Please contact the Studio with enquiries about this rare opportunity to collect a limited edition of some of Karl Duldig’s significant and beautifully modelled work.
Download –Bronze Editions Catalogue
For more information and pricing please contact: Museum Director email@example.com