Ed Walker had a vision. It was, simply, to build the best fine art bronze casting foundry on the East Coast. It started in his first sculpture class at East Carolina University when his professor challenged each student to design their dream studio. Though it took him twenty three years, the foundry he built in 1995 in Seagrove, NC closely modeled that initial design.
His vision didn't end there. He constructed the building with a southern exposure and the proper roof line so he could install solar panels in the future. And after walking over the 55 acres where the foundry is now located, he knew that one day he would build a large pond and create a sculpture garden around its banks. Around that pond, we now have 25 sculptures and deep in its waters we have a geothermal heating and cooling system along with rooftop solar panels and battery backup system.
Today, Ed’s vision belongs to all of us. From our uncompromising customer service, our guarantee of the highest quality possible, our dedication to lowering our carbon footprint, our pledge to community involvement and job creation, and our vow to make our product in the USA, the staff here at Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden and Foundry is committed to moving that vision forward because “We make history here!”.