Jurek Jakowicz reserves a special place in his heart for the families of American service members. As a native of Poland, the Sioux Falls (South Dakota) artist is well-acquainted with the pain of war and the toll it can take on those left behind.
Medalcraft Mint worked with Jakowicz to produce 3-inch bronze medallions for the Sioux Falls chapter of Folds of Honor. The non-profit organization has chapters throughout the USA that provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
The project began with a drawing on paper, from which Jakowicz received approval on design choice from representatives of the Sioux Falls chapter. He proceeded to make a clay sculpture of the approved design, and upon further approval, went on to render the design as a plastic mold for shipment to Medalcraft Mint.
Our production team then used Jakowicz’s plastic mold to create a custom die for the ensuing die-striking process. An antique finish provided a classy touch to the finished custom medallions.
“The execution was beautiful. I really like how it was done,” Jakowicz says of the medallions. “All of the people who have seen it are very pleased with it, too.
View the original case study on custom medallions here.