Changes in the Sculpture World
October 8, 2003 – Polestar Ltd. has been involved in the sculpture foundry world for 15 years.
In 1989 we acquired control of the fine British Foundry, Burlieghfield Arts Ltd. of Loudwater, Bucks, England. This foundry was established by Eric Gibbard, Ted Knell, and Denis Ball in 1973 after managing the historic Moris Singer foundry for many years.
In 1995 we acquired control of the oldest and most historic foundry in the world – the Susse Foundry of Paris. This foundry was started in 1758 and has cast many of the world’s most significant bronze sculptures. Giacometti, Miro, Ernst, Renoir, Brancusi, Zadkine, Richier and now current sculptors of note, Corda, Tremois, Chattaway, and many more.
During this year, we have been party to several changes in this fascinating world.
Our managing partner in Burleighfields, Paul Dimishky has become the controlling owner and created a merger with Nautilus Foundry in Cambridge. The two foundries keep their names and locations and are part of a holding company – Art Founders Ltd.
Susse Foundry has been acquired by M. Hubert Lacroix. He is a proven business manager and is dedicated to full time management of this fine business.
We in the meantime have continued our Bermuda based sales and marketing efforts as established two years ago in the name of Susse Fondeursrepresenting the foundry’s artists in North America.