Free Spirit

Free Spirit sculptress Georgie Welch ASEA specialises in limited edition bronzes. Winner of the British Sporting Art Trust Award in 1998 Georgie was selected in 2010 as one of the best in show at the Society of Equestrian Artists’ International Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Based in Chippenham, Wiltshire all of her sculptures are cast in the lost wax method at the renowned Pangolin Foundry based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Pangolin specialises in bronze casting and over 30 years has worked with the foremost sculptors of our time. Reputed to be the best fine art foundry in the UK Pangolin will provide a complete sculpture casting service.

The months of May through to September 2017 saw Free Spirit change and take shape.  In October the project reached a huge milestone as the clay sculpture was completed, approved and transferred to Pangolin Foundry for mould and cast.  

The timeline plan for the project runs from January 2017 to September 2018

The timeline demonstrates the order of events and dates are provided as a guide only

Feb 2017

Georgie commences enlargement of the maquette and modelling to life-size

October 17

Approval of Sculpture

Transfer to Pangolin Foundry for mould and cast

March 18

Complete bronze pour and start welding, metalwork and patination

August 18

Completion of Sculpture

Sept 2018

Plans to be confirmed for unveiling September 2018

All of the necessary masonry and groundworks will be completed during this period. Stonemason Nick Johnson is a City and Guilds qualified mason, based in Westbury, Wiltshire, and has worked in the monumental industry for 33 years. A member of the Guild of Master Letter Carvers, Nick is widely respected throughout the area as one of the best masonry firms and is a preferred contractor at the National Memorial Arboretum and has worked on 20 memorials to date.

See the story so far here

Free Spirit Story


"The Free Spirit project means a lot to me because I love horses. I feel like they understand us and how we're feeling, and being around them makes me happy, so they more than deserve their lasting tribute”

Free Spirit Young Voice


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