Services from Collier Webb Foundry
Collier Webb Foundry are fine art casting specialists and we manufacture an extensive range of traditional & contemporary brass products for our London and Los Angeles galleries. We also produce bespoke work to custom designs for clients worldwide. The majority of our work is carried out in-house at our Eastbourne foundry premises in the South of England. Our team of craftsmen and engineers are able to combine a variety of skills, from the traditional, centuries old casting processes to those that utilise the very latest technology. Our techniques result in products which successfully blend classic and contemporary aesthetics, imbued with a timeless quality.
Using lost wax casting and sand casting processes we have established ourselves as as producers of fine art castings to the highest standards of craftsmanship. We have the facilities to cast in brass, bronze, aluminium, lead or silver which can be supplied as cast, fettled, polished or completely finished.
From your sketches or drawings, we can make solid patterns using traditional hand carving or the latest CAD 3D sculpting processes.
We regularly undertake restoration work on chandeliers, lamps & lights, door furniture & antique furniture mounts. In addition we restore and repair other types of antique metalwork including re-patination and re-plating.
With the advent of ultra high definition and 4K resolution cinema, there has been a dramatic increase in the need for genuine items to be used for props and set dressings. The subtle textures, reflections and patinas of real metal objects are now being more accurately captured than ever and the new resolutions can often expose the use of synthetic surfaces.
In the recent years, we have supplied period lighting, door hardware and other brass bespoke pieces for many major film productions, here and in the US.
Based just 2 hours from London, we have an appreciation of the tight schedules and confidentiality required in this business. We aim to manufacture either our own products or your custom items from drawings or patterns to a high standard in as short a time as possible.
Custom and Bespoke Design
Our bespoke work is always made in close consultation with the client. Whether you need door knobs and handles, wall, floor lights , chandeliers or even balusters and newel posts, the same attention to detail is applied to create individual pieces of quality. Often a design will be inspired by an antique, a famous design or an iconic artwork. Each creation is a one-off, made to order and involves specialist craftsmanship. If you have a fully realised design, or just a rough sketch or photograph, regardless of the material, we have the ability to resource and complete a commission.
Using processes developed over many years, our experienced team of polishers and colourers can finish brass and bronze metalwork to exacting standards. We have a wide range of our own finishes and if required, we are happy to work from your own samples to create custom finishes.