Imogen Welch in Residence

Imogen Welch is in residence at SSW over the month of June. Living and working in Hemel Hempstead, Imogen has come to Aberdeenshire to pursue research into Bennachie and the potentials of casting granite. Working as a sculptor from her studio in a historic paper mill, Imogen’s practice focuses on the transformation of found objects.

Combining the facilities at SSW with resources from the surrounding landscape,  Imogen is attempting to create ‘contemporary fossils’, proposing to transform granite from the Bennachie area to cast fossils of rubbish collected on her outdoor excursions. As an experimental line of work, her investigations currently focus on fusing  fragments of granite at stoneware temperatures and establishing moulds required to withstand high kiln temperatures.

Find out more about Imogen and her current work at


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