The short version...
I met with the guys from Black Orc Games, who I've discovered are only about an hour away from where I live.
They have this "Mini-Sculpt" deal, which allows sculptors (including non-professionals) to have their figures cast, get some of them back and . So I brought down some thing I had sculpted in the not so recent past, and discussed casting. I also brought some of my one-off sculpts for some critique, casting questions, etc. They were very helpful and seem interested in my figures, so I may have some figures in production in the future. I'm sure I'll post more info here as it develops.
I think this is a cool opportunity for someone who's still learning & refining their sculpting. I've been away from the green-stuff for a little while, so this has renewed my interest a bit. I've had a few ideas floating around in my head, so I hope I can get some time to work on them soon.