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I have resisted bronze until now, worrying about the weight of history it carries and the fact it is so often overused – an automatic ‘go-to’ to add perceived value, whether or not the material is appropriate or needed. But last year, in the midst of political upheaval and threatened identity, I felt the need to make a series of handheld objects to hold on to and they needed to be heavy. I made them in clay and cast them in various materials such as plaster and concrete, but none gave me the feeling of dead weight I was looking for.
In June I was excited to judge the Royal Society of Sculptors bronze award supported by Milwyn Art Foundry. This prize is given to a graduating student from the RA, provides 3-6 month space and support at the foundry, £3000 of materials and a show of work at the Society. Alex Davies of Milwyn and I were