The team of makers at our Foundry on the South Coast of England work on the finest brass casting projects, whether it be for our collection items or for our bespoke clients.
Jordan, photographed here by award-winning photographer – Alun Callender, is one of our youngest makers. Having trained in a variety of different departments at the Foundry, he’s settled on brass casting, we think it definitely suits him!
Seen here in our sand casting and pouring room, Jordan works with the furnace on a daily basis. He creates sand cast moulds for an array of products including; door hardware, lamp bases and picture rail finials. It’s an intricate process that involves compressing sand to form a mould which molten brass is poured into. Here Jordan discusses some of his favourite processes and Collier Webb pieces.
MAKER’S FAVOURITE PRODUCT
“I think the Pluto Wall Light, we’ve made quite a few bespoke versions, it’s really versatile. My favourite was a bespoke version with stars which looked great.”
MAKER’S FAVOURITE PRODUCT TO PRODUCE
“Before I moved to casting I spent some time training in the metal colouring department. I learnt to perfect a bronze finish. It’s quite a slow process which involves the brass turning from bright Verdigris to dark bronze. I also assisted with sample matching, taking an existing piece of hardware and matching the colour exactly – it pretty satisfying!”