Jun 2012 to Aug 2012

Job: 

Athlone Castle Museum

Location: 

Athlone, Ireland

Materials: 

Steel, Wood, Resin, Wire Mesh, Foamex

This exciting set of figures were made for Athlone Castle, and represent the 17th century Generals involved in the seige of Athlone. 

Our brief was broad and Steve let his imagination run wild and produced some beautiful maquettes, which were gestural, abstract and almost cubist, with the figure suggested rather than modelled completely. We then scaled the figures up to life size, with Steve overseeing the general aesthetic. The hands and faces were modelled in clay in a similarly loose and gestural way, and moulded and cast in fiberglass. Details like the weapons and buttons were more carefully modelled, to give the figures some authentic details. 

  • Windsor Workshop The finished figures    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Steel armatures    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Clay sculpting the faces    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Rubber moulding the faces    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Fiberglass heads    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Clay press-moulded hands    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Near complete figure    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Near complete figure    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop The figures are nearly complete.    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop The finished figures    Image by Windsor Workshop