the black prince
Internationally renowned artist and sculptor Judy Boyt commissioned MLDE to provide advice, specifications and analysis for a new landmark sculpture in Morpeth.

The 1.5 times life sized sculpture was to be of the first Aberdeen Angus Bull and named The Black Prince. The sculpture progressed from a small maquette through a full sized clay sculpture to a specially crafted plaster mould and finally the fibre reinforced polymer shell constructed around a steel armature. The sculpture is bolted down through concealed fixings in three of the four hooves to sit over a glass canopy at the entrance to the new development.

judy boyt
Clay maquette
Full size clay sculpture
Bull sculpture
Bull sculpture close up
The plaster moulding process
Sculpture installation by crane