Posts Tagged ‘manchester’

Haverigg Foreshore Mosaic Project

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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We are currently manufacturing six semi circular mosaic pavement features

Working with the children of Haverigg Primary School to create their own  mosaic fish and footprints, the mosaics are taking shape in the workshop as the short time lapse video below illustrates.

We will be on site in May to fit the completed artwork and will keep you posted in case you want to come along and watch.

(below) a visualisation of the completed piece

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King and Queen

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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The completed bronze sculptures  Queen 58 cm high / King 78 cm high

We cast ‘King and Queen’ for Manchester based sculptor Nick Crowther.

Nick inventively employs to use of found objects; plastic bottles, old mobile phones,

and all manner of consumer detritus he can lay his hands on.

You can see how Nick created this work and other new pieces at his Facebook page:

Please click on any of the images to see them in greater detail.


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Work In Progress

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


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This piece by artist Nick Crowther, which we featured  earlier in the year, is finally coming together.

The third scale figure has been cast in several sections and is awaiting final welding,  finishing and patination.

You can see other pieces by Nick and meet the artist himself at the Rogue Open Studios Studios exhibition in Manchester which takes place over the weekend of September 20th-21st.

The opening party will be on Friday September 19th from 6pm – 9pm and all are welcome.

This year for the first time, Rogue will also be open during the following week, from Monday September 22nd until Sunday September 28th by appointment. If you wish to visit the studios during this time please email or ring us on 0161 273 7492 and ask for Martin Nash or David Gledhill.

Opening hours are 12-5pm both over the weekend and throughout the following week.

For more info follow this link


Cast Your Most Cherished Memories in Bronze

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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Recently we were approached by a local business to develop  life-cast mementos amongst which are these solid

bronze baby hand feet.  They intend to offer them as part of their product range and bespoke life casting service.

Other options would include casting them in resin and glass.

We’d love to hear from any other businesses which would like to

develop products in bronze – so please drop us a line….


Magnificent Roman Re-creation

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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We completed this mosaic floor for a private residence in Preston this April following 3 months of painstaking work.

The design re-creates those found at Leptis Magna in modern day Libya where some of the

finest examples of Roman mosaic art can be found anywhere in the world.

It covers an area 2.75 x 3.86 metres and is made from over

110,000 individual tessarae cut from Italian marble.


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Regal Results

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

mouldmaking 1No respite over the bank holiday as we worked with sculptor Nick Crowther to make moulds for his most recent work entitled ‘King and Queen’. Nick inventivly employs to use of found objects such as plastic flotsam and jetsam which he collects from the beach to create his figurative pieces. We will be casting his work in bronze for exhibition later this year.

You can see more of Nicks work at his facebook page:

(right) Mouldmaker Helen Allcock  applying the first coats of silicone to the original sculptures.


We Will Remember Them

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

parbold aparbold bWe  installed this small but fitting war memorial at Our Lady and All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Parbold, Lancashire earlier this month.

The memorial which is cast in bronze is located within the church above a book of rememberance.

Please contact us if you would like a quotation for a similar memorial, statue or sculpture for your place of worship.

larger photograph courtesy of Neil Warburton at:



A Fitting Tribute

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Our Lady and All Saints RC Church - Parbold By pure coincidence we cast this bronze war memorial at 11am on the 11th of November 2013.

It will now go through a finishing and patination process before it is installed at Our Lady and All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Parbold, Lancashire.

The memorial will be located within the church above a book of rememberance.



Bronze Foundry Partnerships

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Scartworks new bronze casting foundry is gaining interest from many established sculptors.

In the past month we have been working with two artists  to make their bronze sculptures a reality.






(Above) Reclining Nude – Michael Culshaw

(below) Two Deer – Fergus Channon

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Both artists have gone on to exhibit and sell their work through galleries.

We welcome any enquiries from artists and sculptors looking to have their work cast at our bronze foundry.


Lost Wax Bronze Casting / Bronze Foundry

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

After a period of development we have recently begun casting fine art bronzes.

Employing the lost wax process we can replicate your sculptures and cast them in bronze.

We hope to expand this side of our business and provide a local bronze foundry service for other artists based in the North West of England.

See this video of works created for artist, Rick Dickinson.