About Milwyn

Milwyn was founded by Alex Davies in 2001, under the name Milwyn Casting. On a farm in Essex, an excellent location to start hand-crafting, Milwyn Casting began working independently for three years.

In 2004, Milwyn Casting Foundry proceeded to merge with Art Founders (incorporating Burlifield and Nautilus Foundries), becoming Morris Singers Ltd. in 2005, after being approached directly.

Alex spent four years at Morris Singers Ltd. as Foundry Manager, responsible for some of the country’s most monumental bronze works of the time and worked on sculptures for artists such as Barbara Hepworth, William Turnball, Elizabeth Frink and Philip Jackson. After this time, he decided to further establish the Milwyn Casting legacy by moving to Highlands Farm, Leatherhead in 2008.

In 2012, Chris Boverhoff joined, helping further establish Milwyn as a high quality and competitively priced Fine Art Casting Foundry.

In 2015, Milwyn’s new design and outlook highlights the future opportunities available to customers of Milwyn, whilst keeping hold of the casting foundry’s original heritage. Milwyn Editions; an online and art fair gallery, would include works (such as ‘The Penguins’) that are designed, created and commissioned by artist clients of Milwyn. We also have plans for Milwyn Digital: photography and studios with a 3D scanning service.

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“Without our heritage, where would we be?”

Alex Davies

Milwyn’s work is founded on Alex’s advanced technical skills with over 25 years of experience as a sculptor, foundryman and blacksmith.

Alex studied at Farnham Art School, Plymouth Art School and The Frink School. Upon finishing college he set up a blacksmithing business in Sussex, after changing the location to Corsham, Wiltshire, the business became Red Forge; specialists in the design and production of furniture, fixings and sculptures for a number of high-profile restaurants, retailers and businesses.

During this time, Alex set up a partnership with Nigel Goulding, to form Goulding Bronze, an art foundry that shared the property.

The subsequent sale of the Red Forge premises, led Alex to London, on the fourth floor of Mother Studios in Hackney Wick. As the studio wasn’t ideal for casting, Alex set about looking for premises in Essex for Milwyn.

Chris Boverhoff

When Chris joined in 2012, he brought with him 30 years of art foundry experience.

Starting as an apprentice at Morris Singers Ltd., he rapidly progressed through the company in positions of increasing responsibility giving him a depth knowledge and experience, which culminated in him becoming their General Manager/Production Director.

Following from his extensive work at Morris Singer Ltd., Chris went on to become General Manager at Zahra Modern Art Foundry as well as Sales Manager of industrial foundry Finch Seaman Enfield (FSE).

During Chris’ time at Morris Singers Ltd., he and Alex, who was Morris Singers Ltd.’s Foundry Manager at the time, formed a stable and efficient working partnership. That partnership was one of the reasons Chris decided to work for Milwyn, once offered a job by Alex back in 2012, despite receiving offers from larger foundries.

Chris has worked with some of Britain’s finest and most eminent sculptors, architects and designers including Henry Moore, Antony Caro, Lynn Chadwick, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michel Sandle, Richard Deacon, and Norman Foster. He has extensive knowledge of managing not only grand, monumental projects but also collaborations with young emerging artists. His passion for the industry is evident in his work, where he is constantly exceeding expectations of clients with the quality and care of production and finished product.

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