Today we meet Ben Hughes, 22, a sculptor from London.
Ben Hughes was born in London then moved to Sussex after getting thrown out of school but returned to London to complete a foundation at Central St. Martins. He began making sculpture in his own time at home whilst learning how to weld at evening courses. Hoping to get a more professional understanding, he applied for a position at the esteemed Pangolin Foundry in Gloucestershire where he has been working since January 2007. Here, Hughes professionally does metalwork, casting bronze sculptures for different artists as well as sheet metal fabrication. After a day’s work is done he is allowed to create his own sculptures using The Pangolin Foundry’s facilities.