Harte Lighting has been manufaturing high quality Outdoor & Garden Lighting in Cast Iron for over 30 years. Although it is produced repetitively, Cast Iron is not machine made. The original pattern is the work of a creative artist who initially carves his design in wood. Molten metal is poured into the depressions made by this pattern in the sand. The metal is allowed to cool, then the casting is lifted from its sand bed. Considerable skill is necessary to produce good smooth castings. In foundry practice the weakest of the materials, which is the sand, imposes its will on the strongest – this is the art and mystery of the iron moulder…..