News: Breaking the Mould

28 October 2011

At Hargreaves Foundry we like to think we are original and different, but this time we really did break the mould - and not just once, but 16 times. It was all on behalf of Pyramid of Arts, the Leeds based community group that engages people across the arts community in Leeds and highlights the abilities of people with learning difficulties.

The project started for us in the summer, see our previous blog, when Pyramid of Arts delivered 16 polystyrene models of animals made by their student / artists. Over the last two weeks we have cast all 16 animals. This week, with guests from Pyramid of Arts present we broke open the moulds to reveal their original models transformed into cast iron.

The cast animal pieces will form part of an installation planned for public gardens at Meanwood in Leeds.