Posts Tagged ‘manchester’

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.

Another ‘Pub’-lic Art Success

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The National Trust commissioned this sign for one of their new pubs, the ‘Sticklebarn’,  in Ambleside.

Measuring 600 x 600 mm, this bespoke sign was fabricated in house from both laser cut and forged steel elements.

Intentionally left to go rusty, the sign perfectly compliments the white washed stone walls of the public house.

Contact Stephen if you would like something similar for your business or organisation.


The ‘Lock’ is now Open

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011


We were commissioned  by Great Places Housing Association to create mosaic features for its award winning ‘Lock 54′ development of 150 homes in Blackburn.

The main circular mosaic depicts the heritage of the site, formerly the Higherfield Mill, as well as other local landmarks such as the old Infirmary.

It also pays homage to local people and their skills in textiles and engineering. In particular Rifleman A. Balderstone, one of the many mill workers who joined the 8th Kings Royal Rifles in the First World War, and was like many killed in France aged 31 years of age.

The mosaics were unveiled in July 2011 at the official launch event which was attended by local dignitaries & community members.

Click on the images above to see them in more detail


Clinical Excellence

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Scatworks was awarded a commission for the  new 1.5 pound million Diabetes Centre at the University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool.

Working with the architect and staff of the centre, Stephen created a seiries of wall mounted discs which represent the univeral logo for diabetes. The designs feature imagery which make reference to Aintree’s Anglo Saxon heritage, diabetes and DNA. Great care was taken to ensure the artwork sympathetically matched other fixtures and fittings within the main foyer to enhance the calming simplicity of this environment.

(Below) Stephen on the right is pictured with Paul Fitzpatrick (Director Of Estates) and Dr Susan Benbow (Clinical Director).