Congratulations on making the decision to move forward with having
your pieces cast. It seems as though you've really though through
the decision and looked at it from not only a business standpoint,
but also from your perspective as an artist. There are obviously
many things to consider when working with a caster and evaluating
your needs is the first step.
At MJSA, we have a lot of technical on working with
casters as well as a detailed list of casters in the northeast that
you might look into working with. On a personal note, I have dealt
with one of our members - a designer from Arizona - who had to ask
the same questions and ultimately made the decision to work with
Racecar, a caster in RI. She might be a very valuable resource for
you and I'm sure she wouldn't mind speaking with you about some of
the hurdles she had to overcome. She If you email me off-list, I'd
be happy to put you two in touch. We have also recently posted a
Guide to Subcontractors on our website that features articles on how
to work/ communicate with subcontractors effectively. It also
contains a list of subcontractors and service providers. The Guide
is free to MJSA members or can be ordered from our site for $12.95.
I can also send you a list of casters and point you in the direction
of some casting related articles we have available.
Orchid members, contact me off-list, and I'll do my best to get you
a copy of the Guide.
MJSA Membership Coordinator