Movie scene at Artworks!
Last weekend at Artworks Foundry something unusual happened. After the shop shut down it became the back drop for a new film being produced by Berkeley film students.
The film is written and directed by Raymond Swanland. For his first project the director was looking for some places around the bay area that could be interesting and convinient to bring all the staff and gear. As he was already familiar with the bronze foundry activities, he saw in Artworks Foundry an exciting place to incorporate into the film. Continue Reading
"Visions of Our 44th President" Exhibition
Visions of Our 44th President is a collective sculptural show created to recognize and celebrate the historical significance of the first African American President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.
The Exhibition is composed by 44 artists’ interpretations of a Barack Obama’s bust sculpted by the artist Matthew Gonzalez and initially given to the artists as a blank canvas. Imagination, creativity and symbolism lead the process of creation and the results are really inspiring. Continue Reading
David Goode and his new work "Game of Chess"
In this week, Artworks Foundry was happy to receive the artist David Goode, who came from England to supervise the patina and final details of his new work: “Game of Chess”.
Goode is being our client for almost 15 years now and we have been cast all of his bronze pieces since then. The inspiration for David’s work stretches back to a childhood fascination with myths and folklore, and a love of the writings of Tolkein.
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Bronze cast at Artworks on the San Francisco Chronicle (March 15th)
In this Thursday’s (March 15th) SF Chronicle you can find a bronze sculpture made by the artist Alice Shaw and cast at Artworks Foundry.
The work piece is tittled “One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure” and it’s part of Alice Shaw’s exhibition “Landscape Update”, at Gallery 15, in San Francisco.
Google lable's today made by Robert Lang
Today, Google is honoring the 101st birthday of Akira Yoshizawa, an origami artist who became legendary for introducing a new technique of origami called wet-folding. Trough this technique he spritzed the paper to make it damp and then folded, making it possible to create beautiful paper sculptures and realistc figures.
The special Origami Google Doodle was made by Robert Lang, who is considered one of the world’s masters of the art of origami and have also worked with Artworks Foundry to cast in bronze some of his pieces. Continue Reading
Mildred Howard. (Photo: Chronicle, Paul Chinn)
Mildred Howard, an important Bay Area artist and social activist, was honored this week on the Alameda Women’s Hall of Fame. Representing the Art and Culture category, she was selected for enhancing and encouraging individual creativity in the performing, visual and media arts.
Artworks Foundry and Mildred have been working together in the past few years and we are proud to have her as one of our clients.
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"Winged Genius" on site, by Benjamin Victor.
Benjamin Victor’s recent work “Winged Genius” is now placed in Las Vegas.
Beautiful job everyone!
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