THIS is the towering 9ft sculpture of an Anglo-Saxon warrior which will go on permanent display at a museum to help showcase the world-renowned Staffordshire Hoard.
The statue is being created by artist Andy Edwards with the help of two welding apprentices from Aspire’s PM Training division in Shelton.
The £25,000 statue, funded by Stoke-on-Trent City Council, will help the city to further showcase the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. It will take pride of place at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, in Hanley, where a major new exhibition of the Hoard will run from July 21 to September 1, 2013.
Andy is currently putting the finishing touches to the Mercian warrior in his studio within the Wedgwood factory, in Barlaston.
The warrior will be unveiled in the museum’s lobby as part of an exhibition that will tell the story of its making. The exhibition will begin on May 5 and run until September 9. The statue will be in place from May 17.
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