I’m a visual artist who normally works with video and photography
and who knows very, very, VERY little about casting or jewelry
making. So thank you in advance for indulging me.
I had a silicone mold made of a walnut-sized, fairly detailed object
that I’m looking to have cast in a variety of materials. I went to a
caster recommended by the mold maker I used, and he did an amazing
job casting the object in brass. Unfortunately he does not cast in
any of the other materials I am hoping to explore: copper, tin, iron
and lead. So I was wondering if anyone on this list had
recommendations of anyone, ideally in NYC, who does excellent
casting work in any of these materials. I realize there’s probably
some ignorance built into this very question. For instance, I’m aware
that copper is one of the components of brass. What I’m looking for
with that material is a color somewhat similar to copper pipe
Any thoughts you may have would be tremendously appreciated! And
thanks again for bearing with a newbie!