Milwyn’s lockdown project
In partnership with Milwyn, The Royal Society of Sculptors invited its members and additional invited artists to take part in the 10gram Challenge as a lockdown activity.
The brief was to produce a small scale sculpture from a 10 gram piece of wax. The kit was supplied by post and participants sculpted their piece which was sent to us at the Milwyn foundry to be cast in bronze. The subject and style of the sculpture was open to interpretation and could be anything the artist felt inspired to create during the period of isolation. There was a huge variety in creative responses from a goat’s head and a beaked figure to industrial abstract forms.
The idea transpired when Milwyn’s founder Alex Davies challenged himself to make a small sculpture when he was isolated at home during lockdown, unable to access his studio space. Realising the plight other artists faced with the same restrictions, the challenge grew organically as a way to create something on a smaller scale from the kitchen table.