Emma Herman-Smith and Kevin Reid: Bronze Casting

Artist Kevin Reid has been busy creating bronze plaques with soldiers and youth groups as part of a project with National Galleries Scotland, the last of which were poured yesterday with help from Senior Technician Eden Jolly and Technical Placement Benjamin Burtenshaw.

Artist-in-residence Emma Herman-Smith has also been working on bronze casts over the past few weeks which were also poured yesterday evening. The casts make up a sign post and wooden knots, a replica of a sign post on the Isle of Mull, where the artist has been undertaking a separate year-long residency. The pieces are soon to be installed, concluding Herman-Smith’s residency on the island.

Below: The artists and SSW technical team busily preparing for the bronze pour in the foundry, Technical Placement and Senior Technician Eden Jolly preparing the molten bronze for the next pour, the pair pouring with artist Kevin Reid, the finished plaques by Reid and wooden knots by Emma Herman-Smith.

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