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Coventina, Norton Priory Museum, Runcorn

Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites



Norton Priory Museum, Runcorn, Cheshire Commissioned by Cheshire County Council, and part funded by Merseyside Arts also supported by Liverpool Polytechnic Fine Art Department, who provided the stone and the space and tools to carve it.

Phil carved Coventina whilst he was a John Moores scholar at Liverpool Polytechnic. The sculpture was carved from sandstone and is 90cm high. It is sited at the head of the stream in Norton Priory's grounds.

Coventina was a Celtic goddess of wells and springs, revered for fertility, healing and renewal.

The first photograph was taken by Stephen O'Connor. Move mouse to see Phil's shots of the sculpture at an earlier stage.



© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2013