Welcome to Crawford's Casting
Crawford's Casting P/L is a fine art foundry based in Sydney that has catered to both local and international artists since 1976. It was predominantly established to meet the needs of artists working with bronze sculptures and offers a wide range of facilities and techniques to assist artists create traditional or contemporary fine art. Crawford's Casting is proud to offer the largest crucible capacity of bronze pouring in NSW to fine artists.
Crawford's Casting was awarded a Heritage Award 2016. Matthew Crawford guides us with this video which describes the casting process from moulding, lost wax and bronze casting to final installation.
Where did Crawford's Casting begin?
Alan Crawford graduated from the University of New South Wales with a B.Sc (Ind. Arts) Hons.in 1972. He was an Industrial Arts high school teacher from 1973 – 1988. During that time he became involved in sculpture and the process of art casting. For four years Alan taught mould making and foundry techniques at the “Tin Sheds”, Sydney University to Fine Arts and Architecture students. In 1988 Alan left teaching to establish his own art foundry.
How has Crawford's Casting established itself today?
Currently based in Strathfield South, Crawford's Casting has been involved with many of the well-known monuments around Sydney, including both the Diggers on Anzac Bridge, Henry Parkes in Centennial Park and the fountains in Martin Place, The Bull on the corner of Pitt and Liverpool Street and nine of the twelve figures surrounding the Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium.
Crawford's Casting is also been involved in the repair and maintenance of many Sydney artworks and memorials including, the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park, El Porcellino at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Governor Bligh in the Rocks, War and Peace at the AGNSW, and memorial in Regimental Square Sydney. We have also advised and worked in conjunction with Australia's prominent conservation companies.
In 2005 Alan was re-joined by his son Matthew (B.Sc. Hons) and together with their experienced team of founders and technicians they continue to provide some of the highest quality castings and finishes in Australia. On Alan's retirement, Matthew has taken over business ownership and operation of Crawford's Casting with a goal to maintain the quality of casting established by his father during the previous 37 years.
What does Crawford's Casting offer?
Many of the sculptures can be viewed in our Projects page showing the process and highlighting ties between galleries and institutions in Australia. Crawford's Casting has a strong tie with its clients and to highlight this connection there is a compendium of work to be viewed in Artists Profile page. Each artist works in an unique fashion and we cater to these needs as best as the medium allows. Explore the full extent of what Crawford's Casting has to offer on the Services page and contact us to get a quote on casting, fabrication or consultation queries using the quote request.