Manchester School commissions beautiful metal sculpture

30th March 2016

London based, American artist commissions Cirrus Laser to produce the sculpture for the Lily Lane Primary School in the North West of England.

Randy Klein was approached to complete a makeover of the outdoor space led by Julia Clark, a visionary Headteacher of Lily Lane Primary School in Manchester.

The project involved including the winning entries of a competition for the pupils to form the basis of final designs.

There is so much the school wanted to achieve including a brand new entrance and fence.

"The new gate will provide a clear entrance to the early years area, and a new main entrance will rationalise flow as well as provide an exciting new identity for the school" said Klein.

The details were all created by children at the school and I created the overall design. The artwork had to be done as strong contour drawings, to enable them to be used for laser cutting metal.

The drawings were laser cut in steel by Sussex based Cirrus Laser and welded in place. But most importantly, the children should recognise their own artwork in the finished gate.

Below you will see the finished artwork into place.

Randy also added 'Cirrus Laser has been creating laser profiles for my sculptures for over 10 years. They have consistently risen to the special challenge of creating profiles for permanent public sculpture. Every project has been completed to an extremely high level, with excellent finish. They are also a pleasure to work with and always go the extra mile to see a job through, no matter how unique or specialised.'

You can read the full blog article on Randy's site