Andy Ryder

Bronze Casting

Having been invited to a Celtic re-enactment group, Andy became interested in bronze torques, cloak pins, belt buckles and spear heads. He began by creating a backyard foundry.

He trained for six months at the Warstone & Turner foundry in Birmingham, learning the lost wax / ceramic shell method. Andy then became a member of an artists’ cooperative in Plymouth,  taking on commissions for local artists and art students. After moving to Somerset Andy now creates his own artwork, as well as commissions.