Locker Group is delighted to announce a partnership with The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT) to supply metal based wire meshes for TCAT’s art and design and engineering projects.
TCAT has seven member schools within Warrington with a total of over 7,000 pupils aged from 3 to 19. They include; Beamont Collegiate Academy, Bridgewater High School, Great Sankey Primary School, Penketh High School, Penketh South Community Primary School, Priestley College and Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School.
Locker Group, Warrington’s only surviving wire products company, is donating a range of wire mesh scrap and metal offcut materials to TCAT ranging from ultra-fine mesh to more robust specifications in non-ferrous, stainless and mild steel mesh.
Steven Lane (Assistant Curriculum Leader Art & Design) is pictured inspecting the first batch of material with Danny Woodward, Production Manager Locker Group.
Stephen commented “This initiative will support our 500 students studying art design engineering and architecture by giving them access to a range of amazing materials that can be used in so many different ways”.
Danny commented “We are pleased to help our local schools with this initiative, Lady Gaga had an outfit made from Locker fine stainless wire mesh, and this is a great example of what can be achieved with our materials”.
Woven wire mesh is both strong and malleable which makes it ideal for art and sculpture. The transparency and light reflective properties of wire mesh provide many opportunities to create a wide range of effects, from soft shimmering translucency to more rigid, harsh solid metal.
Locker wire mesh is regularly used by a number of sculptors and artists. Contact us for more information.