At Cupolette, our mission is to serve as a bridge between the discerning consumer and the technical complexity of the foundry industry. A commitment to well-crafted objects and an enthusiastic interest in foundry techniques define our approach to projects large and small.
The foundry process is highly skill intensive, requiring years of hands-on training. As such, it is often inaccessible to the individual or company wishing to produce a quality product on a less-than-industrial scale. Cupolette exists to serve this customer base—those with an eye for design, an artisan’s sensibility, and a commitment to quality, American-made products.
We believe in a fluid relationship between tradition and innovation, and will use both in our endeavor to create distinctive and beautiful objects for both commercial and fine art applications.
Owner/Director Kendall Mingey has over 12 years experience in foundry. Having worked as an artisan, technician, and project manager, Kendall has acquired a diverse base of knowledge in both archaic and modern processes, and has been fortunate to receive training from noted experts in the field.
Kendall holds a BFA in Sculpture from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Montana, Missoula, MT.