Lynne Shankster, LS Sculpture Casting
Who we are
LS Sculpture Casting has provided a moulding and resin casting service for both professional and enthusiastic amateurs for over 30 years. We offer a complete moulding, casting and finishing service. Whilst a bronze finish has always been the first choice for sculptures, we do produce a variety of finishes which consist of copper, aluminium, iron and various stone and marbles.
What we do
Our work is very seasonal with summer being the ‘show time’ as we produce castings for the Chelsea Flower Show and many more. Our customers are mostly private individuals and business generation mainly comes through word of mouth and recommendation. Typically, a client will produce a piece of work, we then mould and cast and create the piece with the client selling the finished article.
We work with the corporate sector, predominantly producing trophies, cups, medals etc. supplying the Teaching Awards, International Tennis Corporation (ITC) Awards as well as the Advertising Awards.
We also produce our own work including pet portraits that we convert into sculptures and have worked on larger more abstract sculptures. For example, the figure standing on one leg at the top of a plinth with the caption – "a man can’t fly", outside Stoke on Trent train station, as well as Billy Butlin’s fisherman - a bronze sculpture on Skegness sea front.
We have three full-time and one part-time staff member and over our busy summer period we also employ students to work with us.
Why Westcott Venture Park?
We moved to Westcott Venture Park in 1999, having established the business in the garden shed. Our unit was very cost effective and provided the space we required to operate more efficiently within a secure environment. The wide open spaces allowed us to make noise without upsetting the neighbours and it was the perfect location for our customers who could travel easily from London and Oxford.
We like being at Westcott Venture Park as we have our privacy, there’s beautiful scenery and surrounds and we benefit from on-site security which is a comfort for ourselves as well as our clients who often bring bronzes on-site. Whenever clients visit they always say: "you’ve got an amazing work space." Westcott Venture Park is an amazing place to work.
Message to Westcott Venture Park businesses
Email or post us a photograph of your work, your pet or idea and we will be delighted to give you a quote. If you would like to find out more about LS Sculpture Casting visit www.lssculpturecasting.com or speak to David Challis on 01296 658884 or email email@example.com