Making Waves in Bangor

A new public sculpture project is now underway in the studio: a 12ft (3.6m) high repoussé bronze Sea Bell for Bangor, Co. Down, based on the 8th C. Bangor Bell. It will be complemented by six smaller decorated bell features in granite surrounds to commemorate 1,400 years since Columbanus' journey from Bangor to Bobbio in Italy via Luxeuil, Bregenz and Milan. The stainless steel structure for the large bell is now complete and the first waves - a metaphor for the spreading early Irish spirituality across the sea - are currently being cut and beaten into the surface of the sculpture.

More on www.facebook.com/bangorbell or www.bangorbell.info or call by the studio in Schull!

 Cutting waves and levering them out... 

Cutting waves and levering them out... 

 Shaping the waves

Shaping the waves

 Donagh annealing the bronze for repoussé  

Donagh annealing the bronze for repoussé  

 Beating the main curves

Beating the main curves

 Karen preparing the waxes for the satellite features

Karen preparing the waxes for the satellite features

 The completed Baby Bells

The completed Baby Bells

 This is where it is going

This is where it is going

 

 

 

 

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