About us

We have 20 years of experience and success in the creation of high quality artwork designed to withstand the rigours of the public space. Works have been in 3 dimensions, as well as ground and wall based relief. Over the years we have made new works for town centres, community gardens, public recreation grounds, local authority buildings, housing association developments as well as libraries, hospitals and health centres.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Bilston piece delivered to studio

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Horrible wet and windy today, just the sort of day you want to be manoeuvring heavy objects off a vehicle into the yard. Needs must though and we now have all our current projects back at the studio.

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The Bilston pieces were delivered at lunch time today.

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The work now needs cleaning and oxidising. This will take a few weeks to complete then it will be ready for siting.

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After an initial cleaning some fantastic colours begin to appear on the surface of the metal. The Corten will eventually oxidise to a rich red brown colour.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Casts for seating element return to the studio

We’ve now got the 3 stacked pebble casts back at the studio for finishing.
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There is a bit of work to do removing excess sand and metal from the casts.
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Moving the pieces into the studio.
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The seating element set up with templates. The seat will be made from a piece of 3” thick oak cut to fit.
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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Work in progress–Nearly finished

Another trip over to Hull today to check on the progress of the Bilston piece. It should be finished this week and will be delivered to the studio early next week.


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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sculpture in Progress 22/11/2011

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Yesterday we spent the day with the guys at Argent Engineering in Hull putting together the first 4 sections of the sculpture for Bilston New Sector Police Station. After some initial discussion the work came together quite quickly.

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The first 4 sections are now all tacked ready for welding. There are a further 3 sections to make but now the first sections are together these should be quite straight forward as they are simply the same piece made in the opposite hand.

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Appropriate supports will be added on the backs of the pieces. The sculpture will be viewed from the front only so substantial supports can be added to the reverse of the pieces without detracting too much from the design.

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The spirals create fantastic shadows.

Wolverton Bench Supports

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The sculptural seating supports have now all been cast. There’s just a bit of fettling to do before they return to the studio.

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Hopefully we will take delivery of these pieces within the next week so we can begin to fit the oak seat.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Bilston, Work in Progress

In June 2010 we were commissioned by West Midlands Police to create a piece of sculpture for Bilston New Sector Police Station. This project has been on hold for over a year but finally we have been given the go ahead to begin fabrication.  All the Corten A pieces are now cut and ready for assembly.  Work should now proceed fairly quickly, we hope to complete the piece before Christmas ready for installation early next year.
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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Wolverton seating element patterns nearing completion

The patterns for the seating element have now been made. All the pieces have been delivered to the foundry for casting and will hopefully be completed in the next few weeks.

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Hollowing the polystyrene can be a painful business… blood sweat and tears for sure!!

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Nicely hollowed and it fits too!!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Wolverton Mill Seating

We have started work on the seating element for the Wolverton Play Area. The piece is inspired by river bed pebbles washed and tumbled by the motion of the water.




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A few days into the make, a cairn is beginning to develop in the studio.

 

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The casts are delivered

Today the casts arrived back at the studio from the foundry.



Really pleased with how they look.



There's a little bit of finishing to do, but not an awful lot.



All three pieces set out in the yard. There is still a seating element to be made to accompany these pieces. Once this is completed everything will be delivered to site.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011