Make: Talk 013 – Arts Refoundry Bronze Casting Workshops

Make: Talk 013 – Arts Refoundry Bronze Casting Workshops

Here’s the 13th episode of MAKE‘s podcast, Make: Talk!

Our makers this week are Kate Mayfield and Gordon Bowen, owners of the biodiesel-fueled Arts Refoundry in Los Angeles. A couple of weeks ago my 9-year-old daughter Jane and I took a bronze casting workshop at Arts ReFoundry. Here’s what we made:

If you don’t live in LA but would like to create a bronze belt buckle, you can get a Metalcast Kit from Arts ReFoundry, which includes tools, instructions, and two wax buckle slabs that you can carve into a belt buckle. Once you are finished carving it, you just send it to ReFoundry and they will cast it in bronze and send it to you.

Also in this episode, I talk about a brand new Make event that’s taking place on May 15 and 16 this year, just a few days before Maker Faire. It’s called the Hardware Innovation Workshop and will be held at Xerox Parc in Palo Alto, California. There will be hands-on demos of compelling devices, products, and platforms that are shaping the future of manufacturing and the global economy. Our list of speakers includes Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder of Arduino, Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits, and Carl Bass, President & CEO of Autodesk. The Hardware Innovation Workshop is being hosted by Dale Dougherty, founder and publisher of MAKE.

4 thoughts on “Make: Talk 013 – Arts Refoundry Bronze Casting Workshops

  1. Laura Cochrane says:

    Wow, I love the things that you and Jane made. How cool, to have something you designed made in bronze – right down to the smallest detail!

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Mark Frauenfelder is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Make: magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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