1. Myles After Myles, public bronze sculpture in Strabane,Co. Tyrone by Holger C. Lonze, 2013

    The over-lifesize sculpture of writer and satirist Brian O’Nolan aka Myles na gCopaleen leaning against three 2.5m high first editions of his most famous books, including An Béal Bocht, at Swim-Two-Birds and The Dalkey Archive. The work was fabricated in cast and repoussé sheet bronze in the artist’s studio foundry. The images and text of the covers were punched using the PicturePerf process by Graepel Ltd. and are illuminated with internal LED lighting at night.



  2. The hull of a Lough Foyle Punt transforms into breaking waves in this latest sculpture based on Irish maritime traditions and mythology. The piece is the maquette for an interior sculpture for a public building in Derry.
    Bran’s Little Skiff, repoussé/sheet bronze relief sculpture with blue LED lighting, 100x25cm
    © Holger C. Lönze, 2013


  3. An t-Éan Mara (The Sea Bird), 8ft (2.4m) high, repoussé sheet bronze sculpture, 2013, by Holger C. Lönze


  4. Making Late Bronze Age cauldrons during the 2013 Umha Aois experimental archaeology symposium at the Feile na Bealtaine in Dingle. Billy Mag Fhloinn is finishing his riveted cauldron made from the copper sheet of an old hot water cylinder. To seal the seams, 2kg of porridge is cooked as a first meal… Doolin-based jeweller Brian Hackett is working on the rim of a cauldron, using cast spike rivets.


  5. Casting a Late Bronze Age axe head (Booleybrien Hoard), using experimental archaeology methods during a workshop in Fermanagh: a charcoal pit furnace, LBA leather hand bellows and clay moulds. 500g of bronze are heated to 1,150C and then poured into the fired mould, made of clay, sand and dung. An earlier ‘horseshoe furnace’ is being set-up in the middle photo. Holger Lönze, 2013 www.holgerlonze.com/casting.shtml


  6. To the People of the Sea, bronze sculpture by Holger Lönze, Portrush, North of Ireland. 4m high, repoussé sheet bronze, 2011, www.peopleofthesea.info. The work celebrates the boat building heritage of the North coast of Ireland, particularly the Drontheim yawls built by James Kelly.


  7. Clog na Mara (Sea Bells) series of Irish medieval handbells, cast with authentic methods with relief sea waves. Height between 7” and 15”, bronze, by Holger C. Lonze 


  8. River Bush Fountain, Bushmills, North of Ireland. Sheet bronze sculpture by Holger Lönze, 3.9m high, 2013. www.riverbush.com


  9. Sculpture maquette for Bealach na nÓg, sheet bronze, PicturePerf° and repoussé, 100cm high. Holger Lönze 2013