The Foundry’s 1930s wood and steel frame buildings are clad in metal. A truly industrial plant with its environmental woes cleansed, now turned into a hive for artists.
While some of the buildings have interesting structure and date back to the 1930s, at The Foundry it’s our size and energy that makes us rock. They have craftsmen making furniture, glass foundries, metal and ceramic sculptors, folks who paint on everything imaginable, a person who makes marbles and one who dyes silk, photographers and folks who extract images from photographs.
They have 26 working studios which are used by over 30 artists, one residential studio, a sculpture garden, and shared common area used for gallery space and fun.
From the 1930s to the late 1950s several foundries inhabited the parcel of land, including Port Houston Foundry, Texas Brass Manufacturing Company, Magnus Co. Inc. Brass Foundry, and Wilson Foundry and Supply. Most recently the property was the home of Houston Engineers until purchased by Bill Lipscomb of The Foundry, Blumenthal Sheet Metal, and SterrettStreet.com.