Bristol-based artist and sculptor Dorcas Casey has exhibited at Banksy's Dismaland Bemusement Park and her sculptural costumes have appeared in prestigious galleries, such as Hauser & Wirth in Somerset, and at Glastonbury Festival in 2016.
Many of her pieces are created from textiles coated in resin, which forms a rich, tactile surface. Dorcas is also fascinated by finishes that can be achieved through bronze casting. On a QEST Tom Helme Scholarship, she will receive 40 days of tuition with sculptor Ian Middleton, experiencing every stage of the ancient lost wax casting process at his Dorset studio.
"Small-scale foundries are increasingly rare, as is the tradition of artists casting their own work. Learning mould-making, wax casting, bronze pouring, finishing and fettling will allow me to translate my sculptures into bronze and for this traditional technique to influence my contemporary art practice"