We were asked to mould and cast 40 moths designed and sculpted by sculptor Saffron Waghorn. A previous company had been asked to do this but they weren’t able to complete the job so we jumped in to help.
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We made 2-part moulds, as the sculpt was a fairly simple design, and cast 40 in fibreglass. It was our job to prime them white ready for artists to paint them, who each designed their own version to commemorate the life of Amy Johnsons’ solo flight on a De Havilland Gipsy Moth to Australia. Once completed, the moths were delivered to Hull and dotted around the city, some high up on the sides of buildings, so each moth had been cast with large bolts coming from their underside so that they could be securely bolted into position.
The client loved them and many can still be seen in and around the city of Hull.