The Buffalo Maritime Foundry was originally established to meet the needs of boat restoration and student boat building projects here at the Buffalo Maritime Center. However, since its creation, the vision has grown. Not only will we pour and cast bronze needed for hardware that one would find on a boat (e.g., oar locks, cleats), the Foundry will also offer metal arts classes to students as well as the local arts community. The Buffalo Maritime Foundry adds another layer to our educational capability as it is a working foundry serving the greater Buffalo arts community and the general public.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the opening of the Foundry:

Thanks to everyone who supported the opening of the bronze foundry:

  • Evans Bank
  • Bonadio Group
  • Timothy Kane
  • Tom & Nancy Leed
  • John & Rebecca Montague
  • Fred & Val Cooley
  • Curtis Brickhouse
  • John Tracy
  • Robert Bojdak & Sarah Williams
  • Paul Ulmer – Davis/Ulmer
  • Gerald Kelly Capital Corp.
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Rigidized Metals
  • Certo Brothers Distributing
  • Union Concrete
  • Tudor Collins Commercial Realty
  • Vanner Insurance
  • Linda Mernan
  • Al Stocker
  • Dave Poulin