COMMISSIONS (Example projects)

Loughor Foreshore Park Sculpture Project 2011

We undertook a special commission from Groundwork Ltd. to work with the community of Loughor to design sculptures for this beautiful foreshore park set beside the estuary in Swansea. Artists Ami Marsden and Sara Holden worked with local Loughor primary schools, Tre-Uchaf and Casllwchwr to gather ideas and make designs before they made the final sculptures. The new art pieces have been installed in the park and were officially unveiled by the Lord Mayors of Swansea and Carmarthen and Edwina Hart AM.

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The Lord Mayors admiring the fine carving on the interpretation coping stones depicting the flora and fauna of the park beside the Loughor Estuary.



Little Egret on Totemic Plinth was designed by Casllwcher Primary School pupils and made by Sara Holden The species can be seen reguarly at the park and feeds mainly on fish and small crustacions from the estuary which are carved into the plinth.


Scenes from the old Broadoak colliery at Loughor were designed by Casllwchwr and Tre-Uchaf pupils and carved into the reclaimed timber from Swansea Docks.


Sara Holden carving the 4th side of the plinth



The designs for 38 Coping stones set on five walls overlooking the estuary were by the pupils of both Casllwchwr and Tre-Uchaf Primary Schools and carved by Ami Marsden for the interpretation area. They illustrate the flora and fauna of the Loughor estuary and park.



The Entrance Features concentrate on the rich and varied industrial history of Loughor. They were designed by the pupils of both Casllwchwr and Tre-Uchaf Primary Schools and carved by Ami Marsden.


Footprints on the entrance pieces depict continual transition from past to future.

Trout carved into the Little Egret Plinth. This was one of four sides designed by Casllwchwr Primary school depicting the food for this bird that has made the Loughor estuary its home. Local green oak from Penclawdd was used for both the sculpture and the plinth.

Carved wing feathers of the Little Egret.







Drawings and sketch book work by Casllwchwr Primary for the little egret sculpture

The Little Egret

Park Entrance Sculptures

Photos by Phil Holden



We are available for commissions for sculpture and fine art pieces for Communities, Schools, Local Authorities, Public and Private Sector Companies and other enterprises. Please contact us on with your ideas and requirements.

All Photos by Phil Holden /copyright Art and Education by the Sea 2016



Sculpture by the Sea U.K. /Cerflun ar lan y Mor (Art and Education by the Sea /Celf ac Addysg gan y Môr) were shortlisted finalists for the National Lottery Awards 06 for the "Most Innovative Project"- selected from 460 other projects for the Welsh Finals.


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