‘The Pendlebury Award’ has been presented!

My design for ‘The Pendlebury Award’ won the competition held by the North Pennines AONB. It is now finished and it’s been presented to Maraget Bradshaw, the first recipient.

I sculpted the deep relief view in wax, then after moulding I cast it in plaster. This was then coated in a metal-rich wax polish, to symbolise the historical lead mining industry of the region, and was then mounted on local Talkin fell stone quarried from within the North Pennines AONB. The reverse of the piece houses the brushed steel name plates for the next 24 winners.

It’s been a rewarding piece to sculpt, with problem solving all the way through the process! The Talkin fell stone came from ‘Cumbria Stone Direct’ near Lanercost in Cumbria, and it a beautiful piece with it’s bluey-greys and tiger stripes. It is deceptively heavy….

'The Pendlebury Award'
‘The Pendlebury Award’
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