A brand new book, 'Cast' by Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling, explores the exciting medium of casting - of which lifecasting is just one small part. The book covers art and objects cast in a vast array of materials and techniques, demonstrating the depth and breadth of casting as an artform in its own right, as well as an essential process in creating many other types of art. André Masters & CJ Munn from Rockabelly Lifecasts/Masters & Munn are just two of many artist contributors from around the world whose beautiful work fills the pages of this inspiring and fascinating new publication.
Competitions and Giveaway
Today we're being terribly un-British by drawing attention to some wonderful things that have happened recently. It goes against nature to puff ourselves up too much, and risk being seen as smuggedy-smug-smug, but with all the stress and strife in the world at the moment, we are determined to celebrate the good things in life - whether small or big - and hope you will celebrate with us.
Last month we attended the Kent Women in Business Awards, where CJ was in the final for no less than three categories - Business Achievement of the Year, Creative Businesswoman of the Year and our absolute favourite, Best Customer Service in Kent. It was a fabulous night, full of frocks, frolicking and fantastic inspiration meeting the other finalists and winners. Kent has some incredibly talented and hard-working entrepreneurs of both sexes and it's always great to make new contacts in the local business community. CJ/Rockabelly won the Runner Up prize in Best Customer Service, which we were both delighted with and she was able to cheer on two of her good friends, talented graphic designer, Kaye Sedgwick-Jones of Ohhh Kaye who won Runner Up in the Creative Business category and the lovely Karina O'Donnell, independent wedding celebrant, who nailed this year's Business Achievement Award and made us all proud.
If that wasn't fabulous enough, we found out a couple of weeks ago that Rockabelly Lifecasts made to the final of yet another awards night. The Kent Creative Awards are fairly new - this being only the second year of them running - and we are delighted to be in the final of Kent Creative Business of the Year! A night of schmoozing to look forward to with our fellow creatives when the awards take place in May.
Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, our fine art brand, 'Masters & Munn' has got off to the most incredible start to the year. Starting off with four major sculpture sales in Kent and Surrey, we then received the astounding news that the first of the limited edition sculptures of our most beloved and well-known sculpture, 'Icarus had a Sister' has been bought by a private collector all the way in Australia! Only five of these stunning sculptures will ever be made, and to part with the first, our 'baby' who took nine years to complete from start to finish, was quite an emotional event. We could not have parted with her to a more perfect buyer - one who loves and appreciates her as much as we do. We are hoping to visit Australia to install her ourselves if our schedule allows. More on this adventure as time unfolds, but when we painstakingly constructed those beautiful wings, one copper feather at a time, we had no idea her fledgling flight would be to the other side of the world!
In celebration of all this happy news, we wish to share the joy with a competition prize for our new subscribers. If you or someone you know would like to receive a signed 50 by 40cm giclée art print of 'Icarus had a Sister' then subscribe to our mailing list. All subscribers will be entered into a competition to win a print, the very first in this size that we have ever done, signed by us, to grace your wall. The deadline is January 31st 2018, and the winner will be picked at random from all subscribers using a random number generator. For full details of the prize draw terms and conditions, click here. In the meantime, please share this post with any of your friends you think might like to win a print or follow our occasional news and special offers. There are also newsletter signup forms on nearly every page on our website.