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Directory of North American art casters.

Directory of North American Art Casters

The following listing has been compiled to identify a unique group of foundries who skills give ageless beauty to the work of sculptors' hands. Using timeless crafts, they transform art and ideas into objects of great beauty and durability. Through the medium of cast metal, both artists and foundrymen enrich our lives and a world ever needful of their wonderful magic.

Any art casting foundry not listed here is invited to submit its name and address to modern casting and a 50-word description of its services for inclusion in a supplement to this list to be published later.

American Art Foundry 2520 Ontario St Burbank, CA 91504 818/848-7593

Art Castings of Colorado 511 8th St, SE Loveland, CO 80537 303/667-1114

Largest art foundry in the Midwest

producing quality castings using the

lost wax process. Ceramic shell to

cast sculptures in bronze or stainless

steel. Size range from small, delicate

pieces to large monuments. Complete

service including moldmaking,

patinating and enlargements. Brochure

available on request.

Artcast Inc 14 Armstrong Ave, Georgetown, Ont, Canada L7G 4R9 416/877-5455

Sculptures cast by the lost wax process

in bronze and aluminum using

ceramic shell. Complete services such

as enlarging, moldmaking, patinating

and polishing available. No size limitations.

Modern facilities, quality assured

and delivery time guaranteed.

Brochure available on request.

Art Foundry Inc 2879 All Trades Rd Santa Fe, NM 87501 505/471-7184

Services offered to artists in two processes:

lost wax and sand for bronze,

iron, aluminum. Maintain a highly

trained staff of artisans to execute the

casting needs of each artist.

Best In Bronze Inc 2672 Highway 2 E Kalispell, MT 59903 406/752-6635

Quality art bronze castings.

Boyce Bronze Casting 5555 Harlan Arvada, CO 80002 303/423-5535

Complete services to the artist working

in bronze.

Bright Foundry 1621 E Washington St Louisville, KY 40206 502/589-4337

Offers high quality bronze art casting

services; Everdur, ceramic shell, resinbonded

sand, moldmaking, chasing,

patination, restorations and renovations,

installation and design referral.

Buntin Foundry Inc 91 S Main St Sherborn, MA 01770 508/653-9484

A small lost wax and epoxy mold foundry

ideal for low volume castings. Uses latest

investment casting technology, including

chamber casting of bronze.

Coryat Casting Co Inc Rts 9G and 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 914/876-2553

As the foundry selected to cast the

bronze reproductions of the largest

and most prestigious museum in the

U.S., we guarantee unexcelled craftsmanship

in all phases of enlarging,

moldmaking, ceramic shell technology,

patination and polishing of bronze casts

in weights of less than a pound to over


Craft-Cast Co Inc 2206 W Sherman Rd Jackson, WI 53037 414/677-2280

Pours all grades of ferrous and nonferrous


Deggingers' Foundry 436 NW Crane Topeka, KS 66603 913/232-4788

Nonferrous castings of all sizes.

Dykeman Art Foundry Inc 8101 E Pecos Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 602/772-7950

A full-service art foundry featuring solid

investment molds that produce an excellent

casting in Herculoy silicon


Everything Metal Imaginable 401 E Cypress Visalia, CA 93277 209/732-8126

Sculpture, cast in the lost wax bronze

method or ceramic shell. Specialize in

production casting as well as limited

edition sculpture. Complete services:

moldmaking, casting, chasing, welding,


Excalibur Bronze Sculpture Foundry 85 Adams St Brooklyn, NY 11201 718/522-3330

A full-service ceramic shell art foundry,

established in 1968. Fine art, architectural

projects, bronze lighting and furniture.

Fine Arts Sculpture Centre 4975 Waldon Rd Clarkston, MI 48016 3313/391-3010

The foundry uses the lost wax process,

palster investment and three types of

sand and shell casting, does bronze

repair and restoration, moldmaking,

patina application, casts plaques and

monumental-sized sculptures

Foundry* Pattern Shop, The 455W 100N, Box 33 Ephraim, VT 84627 801/283-4011

Small investment casting up to 25 lb,

spin casting, bells up to 1200 lb,

plaques and markers, one of a kind or

high production.

George Foster Box 776 Derby Line, VT 05830 819/838-4365

Casts everything from small jewelry to

over life-sized figures. Has a display of

bronze beetles in the Smithsonian Institution


Hartbronze Inc 401 S Seventh Lane Milwaukee, WI 53204 414/223-3434

A full-service art foundry offering enlargement,

moldmaking, bronze casting,

fabrication, patina, mounting and

restoration services. Specialists in ceramic

shell investment casting in silicon

bronze; work closely with artists to

realize sculptural concepts in metal.

Hoka Hey Fine Arts Foundry P O Box 88 Dublin, TX 76446 817/445-2017, 817/445-4886

Serving the needs of sculptors for molding,

wax chasing, patinas. Multipatinas

a specialty. Capable of small to heroic

sized sculptures, including sculpting

services for corporate bronze works.

House Bronze P O Box 4587 Lubbock, TX 79409 805/794-3571

Offering the serious sculptor complete

bronze casting services from studio

size to heroic works and .999 fine silver

castings. Our fine craftsmen produce

the highest quality casting, utilizing the

contemporary ceramic shell and sand

techniques. Services include enlarging,

bases of all kinds, complete selection

of custom patinas, installation and

on-site studio space.

Innocast/Execuline 1315 Sixth St Howard Lake, MN 55349 612/543-2121

Clean, modern facilities produce only

the finest brass, bronze and pewter

castings. Complete services from conception

to patina. Long or short runs.

Personal attention for artists. On-time

delivery guaranteed. Recently chosen

for presidential castings. National

award winner six consecutive years.

Johnson Atelier 60 Ward Ave Ext Mercerville, NJ 08619 609/890-7777

Castings in bronze, aluminum, ductile

iron and copper using ceramic shell

and urethane resin bonded sand molds.

Kasson's Castings 201 E St Elmo Rd Austin, TX 78745 512/447-1988

Specializes in large (life-sized and

monumental) bronze castings.

Kay Lynn Studios 40 Stow St Concord, MA 01742 508/371-1036

Primarily lost wax process and some

interesting variations of it.

Ed Kasprowicz 31 Arden Park Detroit, MI 4820 313/873-0083

Art foundry and sculptor.

Lee West Studio 2855 W 8th Ave Denver, CO 80204 303/623-4407

Quality fine art bronze casting,

moldmaking, casting, fabrication.

Specializing in rough cast, welded

sculptures for artists who prefer to do

their own finish work. Capable of casting

monuments up to 12 feet.

Loveland Sculpture Works 161 S Madison Loveland, CO 80537 303/667-0991

A full-service art foundry casting bronze

sculpture by lost wax process. Custom

services include moldmaking, wax pour

and chase, casting, metal chase, patina

and basing. Specialists in the casting,

finishing and installation of monumental


Maiden Foundry, The 16600 S E 362nd Sandy, OR 97055 503/668-8097, 800/422-8852

Enlargements, moldmaking, patinas;

lost wax investment casting; bronze,

stainless steel, fine silver, aluminum

and gold; specialists in monuments,

assembly; precious metals.

McKiernan Fine Art Bronze Foundry 1133 E 8th St Port Angeles, WA 98362 206/452-3400

Twenty-five years' experience of bronze

casting in green sand, solid investment,

lost wax and ceramic shell casting.

Expert in small bronze foundry

design and in solid investment, lost

wax bronze technique.

Minnesota Sculpture Foundry, Univ of Dept of Studio Arts 208 Art Bldg 216 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 612/625-8096

Aluminum, copper-based alloys, gray

iron. Lost wax from standard investment,

ceramic shell, wax melt-out from

nobake sand, green sand, pieced

molding with nobake and sodium silicate

binders. Not a production shop.

For qualified artists with unique projects

which fit educational mission. Access

fee and personal health insurance required.

Contact Prof. Wayne Potratz

Modern Art Foundry 18-70 41st St Astoria, NY 11105 718/728-2030

Founded 1932. Use lost wax process,

investment and ceramic shell. Capable

of 1800 lb per pour. Enlarging, repairs,

restoration and consultant work.

Robert Mortenson Foundry 2553 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206/283-6009

Established in 1976, Mortenson

Foundry makes lost wax investment

castings, (solid mold with ceramic shell

face coating) from a few inches to over

life-size, in aluminum and bronze, sand

castings (green, [CO sub.2] and cold set),

flexible rubber molds, TIG welding.

Specialty: public outdoor projects.

MST Bronze Ltd 101 Freshway Dr, Unit 52 Concord, Ont, Canada L4K 1R9 416/738-5243

High quality castings using ceramic

shell method. French, green and

chemically bonded sands. Full foundry

services available; flexible molds,

pattern making, chasing and patination.

Castings in all sizes. Experience: from

jewelry sized to monumental castings.

New Jersey Art Foundry 433 Tonnele Ave Jersey City, NJ 07306 201/653-0770

A fourth-generation art foundry in continuous

business since 1900. It casts

nonferrous metals, aluminum, silver,

nickel silver using French sand molds.

Specialties include antique reproductions,

architectural work, custom art


North Carolina at Greensboro Art Dept, Univ of Greensboro, NC 27412 919/334-5571

The UNCG foundry is a teaching

foundry with one of the largest facilities

in the Southeast. Bronze, aluminum,

iron, ceramic shell, bonded sand, [CO sub.2]

sand, and traditional plaster investmetn

casting. We offer a complete curriculum

in sculpture including modeling,

moldmaking and metalcasting. Contact:

Carl Billingsley.

Quality Investment Castings Inc PO Box 100 Blandon, PA 19510-0100 215/926-2626

QIC was founded in 1981 and currently

operates a modern 25,000 sq ft plant.

It specializes in stainless steel and

bronze investment castings.

Renaissance Art Foundry Box 616, Ivorytown, CT 06442

Robinson Iron Robinson Rd Alexander City, AL 35010 205/329-8486

Specialty is the reproduction or restoration

of authentic art and architectural

designs in bronze, iron or aluminum.

Custom capabilities include casting,

engineering and installation of art using

original concept drawings, patterns

or sculptured work. Offers a broad

application of custom casting and

foundry skills to any cast metal project.

Schaeffer Art Bronze Casting 132 S. Collins Arlington, TX 76010 817/460-1102

We specialize in custom bronze casting

for artists. We do everything from

making rubber molds to supplying the

artist with a customer-ready finished

bronze piece. We cast all sizes from

jewelry to larger than life size.

Scott Metals 2029 N German Church Rd Indianapolis, IN 46229 317/894-3915

A full-service art foundry pouring ferrous

and nonferrous metals, offering the latest

ceramic shell molding equipment,

resin bonded sand molding, engineering,

enlargements; able to pour up to

600 lb of bronze or 130 lb of stainless

steel per casting.

Sculptors Foundry, The Univ of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242

Fine art casting in bronze and iron

alloys, zinc, aluminum. Core processes,

lost wax, expendable pattern casting,

ceramic shell, ceramic molds and

combination molds. Cupola and gasfired

crucible furnaces. Contact. Prof.

Julius Schmidt.

Shidoni P O Box 250, Tesuque, NM 87574 505/988-8001

Lost wax casting, sandcasting,

moldmaking, enlarging/reducing, fabrication,

repair and patina. Established

in 1971 by Tommy Hicks as a two-man

foundry, Shidoni has evolved into a

world-class casting facility and art

showplace. For the artist in search of

the finest casting services or the fine

art collector: come to Shidoni.

Smith Foundry Co 1855 E 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 612/729-9395

Selah Studio Box 107 Bell Buckle, TN 37020 615/389-6028

Somerset Sculpture Foundry 2355 Co Rd I Somerset, WI 54025 715/247-3200

Small foundry offering artists custom

bronze casting services for over 20

years. "Blak-tufy" and plaster piece

molds, lost wax casting in solid investment,

"Everdur" bronze, TIG welding

and patina. Cast many life-sized figures.

Southern Illinois Univ Art Foundry Dept/Art & Design Carbondale, IL 62901 618/453-2029

Can cast bronze, aluminum and gray

iron with traditional investment, ceramic

shell and resin bonded sand investment

techniques. Maximum pouring

capacity, 1000 lb. Specialize in unique,

life-size and smaller pieces.

Southern Ohio Bronze 11700 River Rd Athens, OH 45701 614/797-4040

We can supply lost wax bronze castings

completely finished or as rough

castings for the artist to finish as desired.

No size limits. Other services include

rubber or plaster molds from almost

any material, repair and refinishing,

heli arc welding, some fabrication. Our

15th year.

J. C. Steele & Sons P O Box 951 Statesville, NC 28677 704/872-3681

Studio West Ltd 205 2nd Ave Alberta, Canada TOL OWO 403/932-2611

Twenty-one years artists and collectors.

Western Canada's most complete

sculpture services, enlarging, lost wax

bronze casting using ceramic shell,

finishing and patina. Limited editions

from miniature to heroic size. Outdoor

public bronze statues at 26 locations in

Canada and the U.S. Foundry and art

gallery open to the public.

Tallix 175 Fishkill Ave Beacon, NY 12508 914/838-1111

Design, engineering, mold shop, machining,

coloring (patina, paint, anodize,

enamel, plate or metallize), enlarging,

reduction, fabrication, restoration,

installation. Cast bronze, brass, stainless,

carbon steel, aluminum, silver,

gold cast in lost wax or sand.

Tucumcari Area Vocational School 824 W Hines Tucumcari, NM 88401 505/461-4413

Encourages hands-on experience in

all aspects of producing fine art bronze

sculpture and foundry production.

Courses offered include modeling in

clay or wax, moldmaking, chasing,

ceramic shell, casting, assembly,

welding, patination and basing.

Twin City Technical Castings Inc 750 Pelham Blvd St. Paul, MN 55114 612/645-9126

Valley Bronze Inc 307 W Alder St Joseph, OR 97846 503/423-7551

Featuring lost wax casting, point up

enlargements, over 50 different patina

finishes, basing, engineering and installation,

crating and shipping. Display


Walla Walla Foundry 405 Woodland Ave Walla Walla, WA 99362 509/522-2114

The foundry specializes in casting

contemporary fine art using the lost

wax investment process. In business

since 1980, it casts silicon bronze,

aluminum and silver. Contact: Mark

Anderson, general manager, or Teri

Jacques, assistant manager.

Ward Sculptural Arts 195 Hickory Springs Industrial Dr Compton, GA 30114 404/345-7353

Weston 701 Airport Rd, Santa Fe, NM

White River Foundry 358 S East St Spencer, IN 47460 812/829-6583

A full-service foundry located near

Bloomington, it uses the latest in ceramic

shell molding technology, and

can cast single pieces up to 3 x 4 ft in

all nonferrous and precious metals.

Offers complete master molding, finishing,

coloring, patination and erection.

Capabilities include welding and

fine woodworking, creation of custom

sculpture to order for individuals and

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Date:Jul 1, 1990
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