We are proud to have a knowledgeable and curious clientele associated with our gallery. We have countless numbers of visitors returning to see our old foundry and reminiscing about their very memorable tours. Unfortunately, they are mildly disappointed to find out Rip sold the foundry several years ago. But, since there is such a fascination with the process of bronze casting we thought it would be nice to turn you on to some foundries in Oregon that also offer tours. Be sure to contact the foundries first to confirm the hours and other details. Tours may be scheduled, self directed and there may a charge.

To learn a little more about the fascinating work of the foundries, read our post on the lost wax casting process.

Parks Foundry
331 Golf Course Road
Enterprise, OR 97828
Phone: 541-426-4595
www.parksbronze.com

Parks Bronze foundry nestled in Wallowa County of Oregon and well established in this artisans community since 1986 as a full service bronze casting and molding foundry in response to fine arts sculptors, art collectors, art enhancement projects, and art appreciation.

Valley Bronze Gallery
18 S Main Street
Joseph, OR 97846
541-432-7445
www.valleybronze.com

Located in the scenic art community of Joseph, our showroom displays sculptures by many artists whose bronze works are cast nearby at our foundry. The gallery also serves as the initial meeting place for tours of our foundry, which is located approximately 1/2-mile northwest of the gallery on Alder Street, west of Main. Joseph is a community that our artists enjoy visiting during their business trips to the foundry.

The Maiden Foundry
16600 S.E. 362nd
Sandy, OR 97055
503-668-8097
www.maidenfoundry.com

The magnificence of this legendary metal has endured the ages, reflecting an Old World value for timeless quality. We are a foundry run by artists and we strive for that same tradition of excellence. We take pride in capturing the essence of the original creative concept.

Hot Lake Springs
66172 Hwy 203
La Grande, OR 97850
541-963-4685
www.hotlakesprings.com/bronze

Following a short film, you will see a complete hands-on demonstration. After a time for questions and answers you will visit the Hot Lake Springs Bronze Casting Facility. There, you will observe our artisans at work on all stages of the bronze casting process. Allow yourself plenty of time. We would like you to experience bronze from beginning to end. Bring your camera and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

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