Ryman and Leader is the resin casting company Nicola uses for all bronze and iron-resin sculpture castings.
Nicola has worked with Alec Ryman off and on since she was starting up in her 20’s. They have had a long association and friendship. Ryman and Leader is a family run business.
Most of Nicola’s finished artwork is cast in bronze. Light reflects well off the surface and it can be irresistible to touch. Casting bronze is complex and time consuming so Nicola tries to be involved at each stage of the process, working on each wax replica, overseeing and checking the metal work and being heavily involved in the patination process. Bronze is timeless and has its own fascinating history and, of course, should outlive us all.