Foundry Services

Custom Bronze Casting

Unleash your imagination to create stunning bronze and stainless steel castings

Nothing is more important than maintaining the integrity of your art, which is why we ensure our artisans, averaging nearly twenty-three years of art foundry experience between them, have the necessary skills to reproduce every detail, every texture, and every bit of nuance in your work, no matter how challenging and complex.

From Richard MacDonald to Bill Mack, Mackenzie Thorpe to Christian Lassen, Erte to Norman Rockwell, we’ve worked with some of the top names in fine art, affording us the experience necessary to meet any challenge, big or small.  There’s no detail too fine, no size too large, and no project too complex.

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Mold Making

Ensure accurate reproduction of fine detail and nuance with professional mold making services

The construction of an accurate mold is paramount to the production of highly detailed bronze sculpture.  It serves as the first, crucial step in the “Lost Wax” casting process.  If performed poorly or improperly, it can, and most often does, degrade the artistic integrity of the original sculpture.

To ensure this never happens, American Fine Arts Foundry employs professional mold makers who only use the finest mold making materials, and who are capable of reproducing even the finest details with accuracy, consistency, and complete artistic integrity.  With their keen understanding of the “Lost Wax” process also comes the experience necessary to design molds for simpler, more streamlined production, a skill that keeps costs down for you, our valued customer.

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Unique and Sophisticated Patinas

Set your work apart with a premium, sophisticated patina

The quality of your patina is what truly sets your work apart.  Next to form and composition, it’s the most important aspect of your piece; it’s what draws the viewers eye, and engenders in them an almost visceral appeal.

So why, after you’ve spent hours, days, weeks, and maybe even months laboring on your art, would you allow someone to apply a boring, conventional finish?  Our patina artists are some of the finest in the industry, and can help you choose a patina that truly sets your work apart.

Want to get noticed at art shows or draw even more people into your gallery?  Consult with our patina artists to create a finish that’s both powerful and unique.

Have a vision you want executed?  Collaborate with our patina artists to get it just right.

Whatever your level of experience, the team at American Fine Arts Foundry can help you create and/or realize a beautifully unique patina that’s sure to delight art lovers everywhere.

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Sculpture Enlargements and Reductions

Create new options and opportunities with sculpture enlargement and reductions

Modifying the scale of your art can be a time consuming proposition, which is why we only use state of the art 3-D laser scanning technology that efficiently enlarges or reduces any size sculpture, from table-top to monumental, with incredible detail and accuracy.

At our disposal are 5 fast and accurate foam carving machines, an inexpensive bead foam for low detail models, a high-density urethane foam for high detail models, and, for special applications, premium Stereo-Lithography services.

Whatever the size, American Fine Arts Foundry can help you scale your sculpture with ease.

Bronze Restoration and Conservation

Revitalize your art with bronze restoration and conservation services, including re-patina and maintenance

Even bronze, one of the most durable art mediums in existence, needs to be conserved and maintained, which is why in addition to providing the full spectrum of art foundry services, American Fine Arts Foundry also specializes in the restoration and conservation of bronze sculpture and artwork.

No matter the size, no matter the style, no matter the degree to which your bronze artwork has worn over time, we possess the tools and skills necessary to bring it back to life.

Re-patina, too, is another specialty of American Fine Arts.  Tired of that drab, lifeless patina that’s never quite suited the piece?  Bring your bronze in or send us pictures, and consult with one of our patina artists to create something sophisticated, whimsical, or unique.  The choice is yours and the options are limitless.

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Brett Barney