Hard Graft

Hard Graft was conceived in response to the invitation to contribute to Printing Sheffield 3D, an exhibition at Catalyst festival. A number of years ago I met the remaining ‘littler mesters’ working around Sheffield. This engagement led to a number of creative projects, one of which ‘SWARFHORSE’, a significant exposition of many artworks, in varied media, created with ‘grinder’ Brian Alcock, which were shown simultaneously at venues around Sheffield, and exhibited together at Millenium Gallery in summer 2013. Concurrently, I resolved to cast the hands of the remaining Mesters holding their respective tools. The idea was to mould and ‘lifecast’ the hands to create plaster casts, which would f

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