A new Flower for Ana Tzarev

After the realization of the three replicas of the sculpture «Bird of Paradise» cast in bronze and painted in the colors and in the type of painting required, the Sculptor Ana Tzarev asked the Foundry Ferdinando Marinelli for the creation in bronze of another sculpture of the flower series, a giant poppy simply called «Poppy».

It is a very complex job. One of the problems is the need to make Ana’s sculptures divisible into several parts to make shipping easier. And if for the «Birds of Paradise» it was complicated to be able to make disassembly and reassembly possible in several parts, for the «Poppy» the thing is very complicated given the complexity of the work, the dimensions, the weight and since it is painted on fire.

We are now at the stage of assembling all the parts of the huge flower.


The friends of Fonderia Marinelli, Susan and Ronald Welborn, have donated to the Texas Tech University, one of the largest university complexes in the State of Texas, four sculptures made from an original model by the Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli: Apoxiomenos, Minerva Italica, Fiorenza e Poseidone.

Dr. Eftimie’s Door

The American surgeon and artist, Dr. Liviu Eftimie, performed the sculpture of the door for his new villa in Laguna Beach (California), ordering the bronze casting at the Fonderia Artistica Ferdinando Marinelli. He personally supervised the various processing phases in the foundry, taking part in the work.
See the whole work


September 28th, 2017
It was signed this morning, on a marble block of Querciola’s quarry in Carrara, the agreement that sanctions and strengthens cultural relations between China and Italy. Promoters of this innovative alliance are the historic Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry and He University. The document concerns the creation of an original size (517 cm.) Michelangelo’s David in White Carrara Marble that will be realized by sculptor Roberto Domina of Studio Bazzanti of Florence. The monumental work will not only be realized through the use of the mould taken from the original Michelangelo’s masterpiece preserved in the Foundry’s Gipsoteca, but they will adopt for the sculpting the same techniques as the great Renaissance master.

The Tritons’ Fountain in the media

Following, some videos about the Tritons’ Fountain restored by Ferdinando MArinelli Artistic Foundry:


May 13th 2017
An institutional delegation of the Government of Malta was welcomed today by the Mayor of Barberino Val d’Elsa Giacomo Trentanovi, the President of the Regional Council Eugenio Giani and Ferdinando Marinelli Jr. for a visit to the Foundry where the Restoration that will bring to the ancient splendor the monument for «La Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018».


The Delegation in the Foundry

The Delegation in the Foundry
Lunch with the Delegation