The 3D Measurement Company Supports Internationally Renowned SculptorMember News
T3DMC are proud to support Jacob Chandler and his iconic sculptures which have been shown all over the world have now been commissioned to create a mystery sculpture launched at a local exhibition .
“One of my primary objectives is to make art accessible to those that don’t frequent a gallery, I believe enjoying art should be for all, not just a select group" Jacob said.
In the years that Jacob has been pursuing his art, he has always been able to rely on businesses in the area to back him. T3DMC provided the use of one of their leading 3D optical scanners to produce scan data from the maquette so he could reproduce a larger scale model for final production.
“The goodwill out there has surprised me," he added.
“When I started playing with sculpture eight years ago NBC Group allowed me free access to their skip, which at 16 seemed like an Aladdin’s cave of metal off-cuts and reject parts. Rollason’s non ferrous yard also had a lure for me. Donations of scrap bronze allowed me to make my first pour in my parents’ back garden – the outcome was somewhat more explosive than I had hoped for but all lived to tell the tale."
“The construction of the Telford Shopping Centre sculpture, my biggest paneled piece to date, has posed some technical challenges but once again local industry has risen to support.”
He said businesses including The 3D Measurement Company, Grainger and Worrall and LaserShape had provided support or tools for the project.
Neal Taylor - Technical Director at T3DMC went along to support Jacob at the event with the Telford and Wrekin Mayor Stephen Reynolds
An exhibition of Jacob’s current work will be showcased in the Fashion Quarter until August 11, and he will be giving workshops and talks during that time.