Tuesday 28 May 2013

UWS's Student Showcase takes over The Stove Building

The weekend saw the Stove Building come to life with the University of West of Scotland’s (UWS) Annual Student Showcase - running from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Showcase is an integral part of the BA Applied Enterprise (Creative Industries) students’ experience and provided an opportunity to come together and celebrate the fruits of the academic year.

It was pleasing to see the Stove Building being used by a group of very talented young adults, who injected life and vibrancy to the building’s blank canvas.

Local folk, visitors to Dumfries and those with a keen eye for emerging talent were given the opportunity to view the work and get to know a little bit more about what the UWS’s Dumfries campus has to offer.

As the Stove Network continues to formalise, grow and develop, we look forward to welcoming the UWS back to the building in the future and hope to see similar initiatives taking inspiration from the weekend’s showcase.

Monday 13 May 2013

Creetown's Bell Casting - Ring Out!

Exciting things have been happening in Creetown.
It started slowly, and built throughout Saturday - to climax point, when just after 6pm The Mobile Foundry poured Creetown a new bell.

Head the The Stove's flickr account for a peak of the events!
It emerged on Sunday amidst the drizzly morning, and a keen crowd that trouped down to witness the unveiling. 
Stay tuned for more pictures!!

Thursday 2 May 2013

Ring Out, Wild Bells - Creetown Plays with Fire

Exciting things are happening in Creetown......

We have teamed up with , Roddie Mathieson who runs The MobileFoundry, to create a bronze bell, which will form the centrepiece of the sculpture. This is taking place next Saturday and will be open for everyone to come and witness. 
“This is an opportunity to see the casting process in action,” says Roddie, “We will make moulds of the bell and clapper and pour them as part of a public demonstration. It is quite a spectacle and really exciting to watch.”

We will also be holding an all day casting session at Creetown Primary school for pupils to get a chance to try their hand at the casting process. They will use moulds to make sculptures and will then use a charcoal furnace with bellows to cast them.
Exciting events are unfolding next week, look forward to seeing everyone there!