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Billie Holiday Memorial, Baltimore vandalism repair

Earlier this year the 8ft. Bronze memorial by James Earl Reid was vandalized and the two reliefs on the pedestal base were damaged.  

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"God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit" based on songs by Holiday.

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Sculptor and foundry friend James Earl Reid stopped by to inspect the waxes before investment for casting.

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Artist Profile: Wolfgang Finger

Artist and foundry friend Wolfgang Finger is the subject of this amazing video by musician and videographer Adams Eberwein. Check out more at Wolfgang's website: www.naturesart-wolfgang.com

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8 ft. Marion Barry statue by Steven Weitzman

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Washington D.C. Artist and figurative sculptor Steven Weitzman of Weitzman Studio came by today to inspect and work on his 8 ft. wax.  

The sculpture of the former controversial D.C. mayor will reside outside the John A. Wilson building at 1330 Pennsylvania Avenue. The dedication is scheduled for March.

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Honoring Emlen Tunnell, first African American NFL Hall of Famer

Artist Jennifer Frudakis-Petry came to the foundry today to inspect the wax of her seven foot sculpture. 

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Emlen Tunnell, (March 29, 1925 - July 22, 1975) was the first African American to play for the New York Giants, served during WWII, and also played for the Green Bay Packers.

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Jennifer arrived with committee members and a photographer.

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The finished statue will be unveiled early next year in Radnor, PA were Tunnell was from  

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Ever wonder how 28 bronze horses are made?

The ceramic shell molds after de-waxing. 

The ceramic shell molds after de-waxing. 

The ceramic shell molds. Molten bronze will be poured into these openings, and out of the vents  

The ceramic shell molds. Molten bronze will be poured into these openings, and out of the vents  

After the shell is knocked off the finished cast. The pour cup and feeding system is still attached. These will be removed and the patch (lower left) will be welded back onto the belly. Patches allow the ceramic investment to coat the inside, creating a hollow final piece 

After the shell is knocked off the finished cast. The pour cup and feeding system is still attached. These will be removed and the patch (lower left) will be welded back onto the belly. Patches allow the ceramic investment to coat the inside, creating a hollow final piece 

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Remember that video of the Buddhist ceremony we hosted?

Artist and foundry friend Vivat Hongpong with his seven foot bronze Buddha finished in metal and waiting for patina.

Artist and foundry friend Vivat Hongpong with his seven foot bronze Buddha finished in metal and waiting for patina.

Here's the video in case you missed it.

On May 14, 2017 at Laran Bronze fine art foundry over a hundred local buddhists and monks from Thailand joined us. There was a ceremony and prayers. Many even tossed personal belongings (gold) into the crucible.

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So many amazing sculptures on the way!

Pictured: Eric Berg's sheep, Chris Collins' Thomas Kline, Vivat Hongpong's Buddha, Self-Made Man by Karel Mikolas, Remmington Museum Approved Bronco Buster #23

Pictured: Eric Berg's sheep, Chris Collins' Thomas Kline, Vivat Hongpong's Buddha, Self-Made Man by Karel Mikolas, Remmington Museum Approved Bronco Buster #23

Joseph by Julia Levitina (wax), John Harke by Jamie Lester (wax), our packed shell room, and King Kong by Joe Devito (pictured with gating) 

Joseph by Julia Levitina (wax), John Harke by Jamie Lester (wax), our packed shell room, and King Kong by Joe Devito (pictured with gating) 

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Our clients are the best!

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Thanks Tomas Bichko for these incredible and healthy food baskets! We at the foundry work very hard to make sure that every sculpture is crafted beyond artist's expectations. It makes us so happy to see that our clients are satisfied. 

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