There are a lot of unique things about our foundry but probably the one that stands out is that we have artists here on staff to complete our jobs. We can create any type of custom work our clients bring us. Some clients have even brought us a sketch or photo.
Today Jessica is working on a custom doorknob that we were asked to create. The client sketched out what they wanted and she is working on creating it. As most of you know Jess has a Masters Degree in art and has been a great addition to our foundry.
Lori was interview about her participation in the Bayou City Art Festival. This is the foundry’s first year to participate and as you can tell from our previous posts we were pretty excited about it. We’ll have some pix of our booth later today.
Jessica is working on some medallions for a client. She has become quite the Sculpture and is now helping with the creative and artistic based projects we have as well as leading the group in her patina work. Jess has a Masters in metalsmithing and has created many unique jewelry creations. It was an easy transition for her to start working in sculpture based on her background.
Working on a life size angel and getting ready for the “Bayou City Arts Festival” next weekend. I am very excited to have a booth there this year. Everyone come and see me. I will there all next weekend working live on this sculpture. Any artists that want some advice on casting in bronze come on by, I will there all day and happy to answer questions.
Meet Bayou! He’s Lori’s little guy and he’s pretty special. Lori rescued Bayou 3 years ago during the Bayou City Art Festival. He was at one of the rescue groups and had been saved when someone threw his litter into a bayou to drown then. This little fellow was the only one to survive. He has lived with Lori since he was 6 weeks old.
If you visit the foundry you can’t help but notice little Bayou following Lori and showing off for visitors. He’s one special little guy and takes his foundry responsibilities very seriously.
Bayou City Arts Festival is just two weeks away. Jess and Lori are working hard to finish the patina on this sculpture that will be available at the festival. This is the first year our foundry will be part of the Bayou City and we are very excited to participate.
Lori works with a live model to create her latest commission. We previously featured her creating the wire frame that she used to build out the sculpture. Brandy came back to sit again so she can get the flow of the arms and her body in perfect proportion.
What makes our foundry different than most is we decided to have multiple sculptors and artists work here. Of course Lori is here to over see but Jessica is one of our sculptors and she is working on a commissioned sculpture of a bowl. We do all our work by hand so it is carefully crafted in time honored ways.
We often get life-sized commission in and this one is for a tribute for a New Orleans Jazz Tribute. We are just putting the finishing touches on it before its takes a long drive to its destination. We are very proud that our clients travel so far to use our foundry.