We are delighted to welcome young artist Jane Bullivant to our Gallery with a superb collection of bronze pieces. Jane graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2018 with a 1st Class degree. She says:
"My collection is strongly inspired by myths, folklores, legends and stories, as well as personal observations and interactions involving wildlife creatures. When designing I choose certain aspects, features or details that I find interesting and create my own interpretation (my work does not accurately retell the actual account). I enjoy working with this subject matter and am currently finding it as a never-ending source of inspiration. I enjoy working with non-precious and more alternative materials such as bronze, aluminium, copper, brass and unprocessed timber. By using the process of lost wax casting in bronze, I am able to achieve designs portraying plenty of detail and contrasting textures. In order to create my bronze medals, I first carefully carve the design into wax. This wax design is then coated with several layers of ceramic dust, eventually resulting in a ceramic shell mould. The mould is then dewaxed by means of using a kiln or gas torch to melt all the wax out, leaving a hollow shell mould. When melted, the bronze is then poured into the mould, thus creating my medal design. I have been able to further explore colour and textural contrast by means of adding patination to the surface of the bronze."
Her works are included in our current exhibit. Prices from £130