Bronze foundry established initially at New Cross, South London, by Paul Joyce and Robert Moule. In 1998, the foundry relocated to Braintree, Essex, following incorporation into the Finch Seaman Group. The foundry specialised in lost wax, but also undertook sand casting. Public sculptures include John Doubleday’s statues of Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street Station forecourt, London, and Gerald Durrell, Jersey Zoo, both 1999; Francis Siegelman’s Billy Bremner, Leeds Football Club, 1999; William Pye’s Sibirica, 1999, Holland Park, and Kanagawa, Selsey, West Sussex, 2000; Andrew Burton’s Annunciation and Charles Hadcock’s Caesura VI, both for Holland Park, 2000; Richard Rome’s Millennium Fountain, Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon, 2000; and Eilis O’Connell’s Unfurl, 2000, Palace Gate, Kensington. In July 2003, the company merged with Burleighfield Arts to form Art Founders Ltd.
Sources: Nautilus Foundry (letter to author from Paul Joyce, Nautilus Fine Art Foundry Ltd, 9 October 2002, plus accompanying brochure); Seddon, J., et al, Public Sculpture of Sussex, Liverpool, 2014.
T. Cavanagh November 2022