Community Metalwork Project

9 September 2015

In April this year, Joe collaborated with Row4Shore Glasgow North to create a sculpture symbolic of the St Ayles skiff, designed in kit form by Iain Oughtred and based on a type of rowing boat used for traditional coastal racing. Row4Shore are a local community group who plan to set up a charity to build one of these boats for use by young people. To build teamwork in the group, it was decided to create a metal sculpture that symbolised the project, taking inspiration from abstracted elements from the boat. Working in steel, the group learnt and honed their creative and metalworking skills alongside Joe at Glasgow Sculpture Studios metal workshop. The work took place over five two-hour weekly sessions between February and April 2015.

R4S participants with Joe Ingleby (2nd left) at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (photo: Liz Wewiora)