Cox London: A Passion for Bronze – Making the Mould
Explore the making process of a sculptor, from concept to completion, at Cox London gallery. Drawings, maquettes and finished work are exhibited alongside a demonstration of mould making.
Cox London showcases the journey of making, from initial concept to realisation of a new design, with a display of sketches, maquettes and the finished piece of work. A Cox London artist demonstrates some of the making processes in-house for two days during London Craft Week, giving guests the opportunity to see moulds being made on site.
Christopher and Nicola Cox have been working on a new piece for their collection. Inspired by the ocean swells of the Pacific and Gaudiesque reflections on nature, a chair is sculpted and cast into bronze. The surface of the bronze is created by hand in a modelling material, cast into a mould and transformed by cire perdue and molten metal. The hand-stitched upholstery is an abstract interpretation of Cook's voyage from Britain to New Zealand, Nicola’s homeland.