years experience in casting of sculptures, 12 years
in the ceramic method.
Casting in bronze, aluminum, iron
and other materials.
Wide range of unique patina.
Copies of sculptures, enlarged to
monumental dimensions, as well as reduced in size.
Counseling, training and assistance
in execution of original sculptures.
Combination of bronze with other
Possibility of work at the artist's
Transportation of large sculptures
from the artist's premises to the foundry.
Transportation and mounting of large
Permanent exhibition and sale at
"Omanoot Gallery", Hyatt Regency Hotel Jerusalem.
OMANOOT Art Galleries, Producing & Art Casting Industrial
Area Kiriat Bialik P.O.B. 538
13, Baalei Mlacha St.
Portable phone 972-544- 691996
1968 the foundry named Omanoot, was founded. Tradition,
experiments and experience, technologic progress,
faith and support of our clients made it possible
to develop our plant to its present extent. A dedicated
team of professionals, its majority having been trained
in our workshop as sculptors, guarantee the outstanding
quality of our production.
Our experience and quality brought about that famous
artists have consigned their metal works to our foundry.
We cast our sculptures or those of other artists in
all known methods of the casting technology. Most
of casts are in bronze, although we apply the same
technique to aluminum and iron.
Already in the chalcolitic period - the fourth millennium
B.C. - was the first time that man learned to work
an alloy of copper ore, in order to design and to
manufacture tools for his own use. In previous prehistoric
eras, beginning with the later Neolithic age, only
stone and leather had been used. This period is considered
as the dawn of history, in which the infrastructure
for the exciting development and progress of man's
civilization since that time was laid. From the variety
of findings in the Treasure Cave of the Mishmar River,
we can appreciate the high level of development and
the wonderful technical and artistic ability. Among
the finding of the treasure are worship instruments,
weapons and tools for various uses, of outstanding
beauty and design (P. Bar-Adon - The Treasure Cave).
The archaeologists have brought to light this lost
past. We became aware of the artists' mentality through
the powerful and exciting expression of beautiful
vessels, warship instruments, weapons and exquisite
Thousands of years of rust did net overcome the bronze
- an alloy of copper, plumb and zinc - and the vitality
and freshness of the material were conserved. It is
amazing how man and his environment have changed since,
but the manufacture of bronze sculptures by casting
has almost remained as it was up to our days.
Especially in times of mass production and conceptual
'ready made' man longs for original, personal 'artificial
production', handmade creation. All of us, who are
active in creativity, should spur and deepen artistic
interests by our intimate approach to bronze and our
commitment to work for the free creator, the artisan
and the stonecutter, and assist the craftsman.
Our job should be a partnership of craft and tradition,
shape and function. Neither the person facing and
needing the result should be forgotten. As the sculptor's
partners, we shall struggle for our declared aim.