The Buffalo Maritime Center Foundry was originally established to meet the needs of boat restoration and student boat building projects here at the Buffalo Maritime Center. Since its creation, the vision has grown. Not only can we cast bronze hardware found on most boats (e.g., oar locks, cleats), the Foundry is also now holding metal arts classes and offering off-site metal casting for events such as arts festivals, public fundraisers, on-site educational demonstrations, or a sip and scratch at a public institution. The Buffalo Maritime Center Foundry adds another layer to our educational capability, serving the greater Buffalo arts community and the general public. Please look at our upcoming events in 2020. The foundry is staffed by volunteers from the Buffalo Foundry Collective, which include, William Koch, Zachary Pritchard, Maryrose Fridey, and Henry Schmidt.

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