Artist Richard Remsen will speak Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St., as part of the ongoing artist lecture series. Remsen owns and operates the Foundry in West Rockport, where he works as a glass artist and a steel and bronze sculptor.

His talk will focus on the process of metal casting in conjunction with the Clifford Gallery’s current exhibit of antique wooden foundry patterns that were used at the Waterville Foundry around 1900. Remsen will discuss the history of metal casting through the ages, the Maine foundry scene circa 1900, and the foundry process and will show examples of his own foundry work.

Remsen studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and received a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. As an artist, Remsen studied glass blowing with Dale Chihuly, Dominic Labino, Fritz Driesbach, Italo Scanga, Pino Signoretto and Dan Dailey and foundry work with Raoul Goyette.

When he returned to Maine, he established his sculpture studio specializing in bronze sculpture as well as blown and cast glass. The foundry, located in an old blueberry processing building, is a kinetic art studio where work is created using a variety of materials, including cast bronze, forged iron, welded steel, and blown and cast glass.

Remsen has written about casting bronze and worked with architects and planners in the design of a New Traditional Village in West Rockport. He is also interested in history and the evolution of villages, new urbanist theory, and the practice of urban planning and its relationship to the public realm.

The lecture series at Waterfall Arts, now in its seventh year, features presentations by regionally and nationally recognized artists, poets, writers and big thinkers, followed by lively discussions. Admission is $7 at the door; high school and college students are free. For more information, call 338-2222 or visit