Members of the public will be able to come along and see it take shape at a temporary furnace which has been set up in the village by “The Mobile Foundry,” a travelling sculpture workshop which runs hands-on educational and demonstration events around Scotland.
Artists from The Stove Collective who are the team behind the sculpture have teamed up with metal-work artist, Roddie Mathieson who runs The Mobile Foundry, to create a bronze bell, which will form the centrepiece of a new sculpture for the Creetown. “This is an opportunity to see the casting process in action,” says Roddie, “We will make moulds of the bell and clapper and pour them as part of a public demonstration. It is quite a spectacle and really exciting to watch.”
The casting demonstration takes place on Saturday the 11th of May at the Old Blacksmith’s shop in St John Street, Creetown. The cast making will take place from 10am till 1pm and the bell will be poured from 2pm onwards. Everyone is welcome to come along.
The sculpture has been commissioned by Creetown Initiative and has been funded by prize money that the village won from the Creative Places programme as well as a grant from LEADER. More information is available on the project’s blog or by calling Creetown Initiative on 01671 820654.