This video is a treasure found among our collection of old videos at Artworks Foundry!
It shows Peter Voulkos’ master piece “Crazy Horse” in progress at our facility.
Peter worked on “Crazy Horse” together with Piero Mussi since the first ideas about the piece and he was so excited to see the final results that he used to come to check on it also at night time.
It is a unique artwork and no mold was taken from it, since it was made straight from the wax.
Crazy Horse was finished in 2002 and it was Voulkos’ last piece in bronze.
This week we were happy to receive the visit of one of our clients Randy Morrison, from New Orleans.
Randy came to check the progress of his pieces that are being cast to go to his next show in New Orleans.
You can see more of Randy Morrison’s work on his website.
Piece: Last Lion
Artist: Michael Parkes
Patina: Aiya Jordan-kawasaki
Artworks Foundry, 2012
Hickstead statute being reveiled in Canada
One more of our big projects was unveiled few days ago in a beautiful cerimony realized in Calgary, Canada.
The stunning bronze statue was designed by artist Mary Sand and represents the gold-medal winning Hickstead, elected the “Best Horse in the World” in 2010 due to his many victories and participation in many competitons around the world.
The statue of Hickstead will now be displayed at Spruce Meadows on a permanent basis in homage to this wonderful athlete.
Artworks Foundry was happy to receive this kind letter from the Hockey team Pittsburgh Penguins thanking our casting of the Mario Lemieux statue, sculpted by Bruce Wolfe.
It was an honor for us to have contributed to this project!
Today we received some pictures that made us very happy to remember our early years at the Artworks Foundry.
The pictures show Piero Mussi working in 1978 with his first employee Randal Dutra, who today is a prestigious artist and visual effects consultant for the film industry.
Such a great memories!
Metal Finisher Wanted!
Experienced Metal Finisher needed
We are looking for an experienced metal finisher to start immediately.
This position requires:
– High experience in assembling, welding, chasing and grinding bronze sculptures
– Must be very good in detailing
– Must be able to use electric and pneumatic hand tools
– Must be able to read and interpret technical and artistic instructions
– Must have abilities such as problem solving and good speed production while maintaining high quality
– Must have punctuality and be able to meet dead-lines
If you have the requirements necessary for this job please send your resume by e-mail to email@example.com and we will get back to you with more details.
Jun & Ree Kaneko with Piero & Rose Mussi at the Foundry.
What a fantastic lunch time with Jun Kaneko today at the Foundry!
Kaneko is in town to finalize his production design of Mozart’s Magic Flute for the San Francisco Opera that is coming out in autumn of this year. In parallel he came to visit us to discuss his new bronze project.
We are looking forward to seeing the results!
Below you can see some pictures of his visit and also of his past projects with Artworks Foundry!
You can also know more about Jun Kaneko at his website.
Plaque by Stephen Kaltenbach on the East Bay Express. (Edition: April 4-10, 2012)
Another bronze cast at Artworks Foundry was on the news recently!
The bronze artwork pictured on the East Bay Express news is a plaque made by the artist Stephen Kaltenbach and it’s part of the interesting exhibition tittled “State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970”, at the Berkeley Art Museum (2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley).
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
For the art lovers who like painting and drawing, we recommend the new show of Edwige Fouvry that is happening at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery, in San Francisco. The show is tittled “Ars Memoriae” and is open to the public from April 5th.
The gallery has also other collections for those who are interested in other art styles, such as photography, sculpture and printmaking. Among the sculptures, you will find also many of the Stephen De Staebler’s bronze master pieces which are cast at Artworks Foundry. Continue Reading