Tag Archives: Art Bronze Foundry

LIGHTNING STRIKE…BORN FROM A STORM

Back in October 1987 “The Great Storm” hit the south of England. What measure of nature’s ferocity qualifies a storm as “The Great”? Many will remember. Britain’s worst storm for 300 years was a devastating and for some a fatal night. My google search informed me of some incredible facts. That night an estimated 15 […]

INGOTS INTO ART

This month the foundry celebrates twenty five years of casting. Who knows how many sculptures we’ve made in quarter of a century; no one’s counting but is has to be thousands. How many tons of bronze, melted and poured? Countless ingots fed into the furnace to be transformed into art.  There is an intensity to […]

THERE ARE SUPERHEROES

There are heroes and then there are superheroes. Arriving in the USA to install the statue of former slave, turned abolitionist, turned statesman Frederick Douglass, I soon came to understand that Andrew Edwards statue had truly encapsulated such a man. http://www.cornoviiedwards.com It is rare for a British artist to receive a commission for a civic […]

FAR FROM HOME

All projects, however monumental, come and go; sometimes there’s hardly time to catch your breath. No sooner are things underway than the deadline looms and the race is on; dominating my waking hours. Sometimes the odd sleepless night. Intense but short lived. A sprint. With work completed and work installed it’s over. Closure; and with closure comes […]

A FORGOTTEN HISTORY

Ever time I spot the sign for Droitwich, on countless journeys up and down the M5, the same thought comes to mind. The sculpture we made all those years ago that stands in the centre of the town. Today, on the spur of the moment,  I follow the  sign and make the mere five miles […]

SEARCHING FOR ACORNS IN WOOD GREEN

We took the Piccadilly line, north to Wood Green and emerged from the underground into the unknown. Disoriented and trying to get my bearings, I spot our work next to the news stand. As often happens, I immediately feel connected to this unfamiliar place. They are bollards, but with a difference. Commissioned by Haringey Council […]

“THE SKY IS THE LIMIT”

Casting sculpture requires being prepared for anything and the courage to have a go. This can lead to some interesting discussions in the workshop as the team brings their ideas and experience to the project. One such debate was taking place one morning when I arrived at the foundry. Our most recent project had just […]