Victoria Sculpture Foundry

In the summer of 1966 my wife and I built a bronze foundry in an abandoned chicken house on the farm where we lived near Victoria, Minnesota. We opened for business that fall and began casting & finishing works for sculptors in Minnesota and the surrounding states. During the 2 years that we owned and operated the foundry we cast over 1,000 pieces. I returned to teaching in 1968, moving to the Detroit area. That fall my collegue, John Pappas, and I built a foundry in the sculpture facility at Eastern Michigan University. That facility has provided the initial opportunity for hundreds of students to learn bronze casting.