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Powderhall Bronze

Fine art bronze foundry established in 1989 in Edinburgh by Brian Caster and Kerry Caster (née Hammond) as a studio for producing their own bronze sculptures after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art. As the only fine art casting service in Scotland at the time, the company immediately received commissions to cast the work of other sculptors, and in 1997 was forced to move to larger premises at Stewartfield in Leith, close to the former Powderhall Stadium. It is now located on West Harbour Road, Granton, where in addition to casting original work by many leading contemporary artists, it provides a maintenance and repair service for a number of corporate clients. The foundry also incorporates a gallery displaying works by sculptors for whom it has provided casting services, including David Annand, Vincent Butler, Doug Cocker, Kenny Hunter and Alexander Stoddart.

Bibliography: T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Leicestershire and Rutland, Liverpool, 2000, pp. 66, 68, 69, 214; H. Conroy, ‘Sculptors are fired up’, (Glasgow) Herald, 6 January 1997; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 25, 27, 53–54, 58–59, 82, 140, 169, 176, 180–81, 259, 262, 266, 310–11, 324–25, 382, 386, 390, 397, 401–02, 420, 430, 449, 467, 474, vol. 2, pp. 76, 173, 201, 206, 293, 321, 342, 400–01, 406, 409, 411, 427, 461, 494, 498, 519; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Glasgow, Liverpool, 2002, pp. 218, 246, 359, 380, 408, 422, 430, 449, 454; Powderhall Bronze website.

Ray McKenzie 2018