Production studios

Our production studios are available to professional artists so that they can explore new techniques and open their practices to other media. An indispensable site for visual arts creation and display, Fonderie Darling is thus enhancing its activities by providing an extensively equipped multidisciplinary production facility. By encouraging the sharing of expertise, Fonderie Darling hopes to strengthen collaborations within the Montréal art community.

Ever since the former industrial building was converted into a visual arts center, which then added spaces for local and international artist residencies, Fonderie Darling has always promoted a spirit of cooperation by supporting the creation and display of works by emerging artists. This is why it was seen as important to make state-of-the-art equipment accessible at a very affordable membership price.



The workshops are divided into four different stations:

• Wood station
• Metal station
• CNC station
• Ceramic station



• Saw bench
• Mounting module
• Jigsaw
• Router
• Electric hand planer
• Band saw with guide
• Belt sander 
• Orbital  sander
• Radial miter saw
• Assortment of clamps
• Drill press
• Manual and pneumatic tools
• Nailer
• Metal bandsaw
• Heavy-duty grinder
• Semi-automatic welder
• Cut-off saw
• Angular grinder
• Ceramic kiln 



Fonderie Darling operates in a spirit of sharing and exchange. In order to benefit from access to the resources and equipment of the production workshops, the user must register as a member according to the subscription form mentioned below.


• Day access: $30 +tax
• Week access: $60 +tax
• Month access: $100 +tax
• Ceramic station: $35 +tax per kiln firing or $60 +tax for bisque and glaze (when scheduled at the same time)
CNC station: additional fees apply for training and machine use time

*This introductory price includes access to all equipment of the production workshops in the available time slots and an introduction to their use by one of our technicians.

**Users must have paid their membership in order to use the production workshops.





For the realization of its production workshops, Fonderie Darling was supported by the City of Montreal.



6:00 pm 9:00 pm

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Production studios

As part of the training program for the production studios, the Darling Foundry offers an introduction to ceramics techniques. This training will give an overview of shaping techniques, the application of engobe and enamel as well as the work of textures.   Trainer… See more


4:00 pm 9:30 am

Ateliers de production

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