In a world where craftsmanship and quality have become almost entirely replaced by industrial methods of production and inferior quality goods, we hold to the principle that the fine design and quality of our products has absolute priority.
In a world of runaway metal prices we still uniquely alloy our own Extra Fine Pewter using the purest and finest virgin metals, entirely avoiding the use of scrap, to create the world’s finest pewter. We add a small amount of pure silver which dramatically increases strength, brightness and detail sharpness.
Our alloy is 3 times costlier than the best casting Bronzes.
In a world of convenient shortcuts we take none. Modern “gold” electroplating is usually done over cheap base metals like lead or zinc, on top of which “faux gold” finishes are applied. We start with our superb Extra Fine Pewter and electroplate it ourselves with real gold and hand finish it to achieve our authentic 18kt gold patinas. It looks like real gold because it is, guaranteed.
In a world run amok with outsourcing we make everything in our own shop in New York, here in the United States by our own great American artisans.
The average tenure of our craftsmen is 15 years with some having surpassed 25 years.
Almost 40 years ago while studying at the Parsons School of Design I started Elias Artmetal with a commitment to ultimate design and ultimate quality.
Several years later I was blessed to be joined by my wife and partner, the very posh Ruth Elias. I really don’t deserve her - she’s much too good for me, everyone says so.
Our idea was to offer functional 3 dimensional art castings representing the great historical art movements.
Since then the world around us has seen great change, but our commitment to excellence remains the same. We just keep getting better at the same old thing. We like it that way and so do our customers throughout the world.