The Foundry

Man’s ability to transform raw ores into metal objects has been one of the milestones in human development. Using the same fundamental principles, our Kentish foundry produces cast iron for all of our baths. The raw iron is heated to 1100 degrees Celsius and whilst molten, poured into sand boxes using complex runner systems. Once cooled, these moulds are “struck” and the basic casting is revealed. A series of processes, including blasting and fettling is completed before each bath can be prepared for enamelling.

Image of buffing plates used for polishing in the Catchpole & Rye foundry
Bath legs on works - Catchpole and Rye foundry
Catchpole and Rye foundry block

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