September 25th, 2013

The gallery staff headed down to Alpine today for a morning tour of a foundry. Their primary specialty is bronze casting, but they also work with steel and even 22 karat gold. Donning safety glasses, we were led from room to room to follow the more than 9 steps that make up the casting process, from clay sculpture all the way to finished and patina-colored sculptures.

One of our artists, Carol Alleman, has several of her works cast here at Adonis Bronze. Other well-known artists who use the foundry are Jim Rennert and Dennis Smith.

We were able to witness nearly 100 foundry artists working in each stage on the castings, each one more friendly than the next. Thank you to Adonis Bronze for our enlightening tour!