From clay...

Sculptor Alan Dun, who created the King Bladud’s Pigs and Lions of Bath sculptures, made the owl maquette (small clay model) in his Limpley Stoke studio near Bath.

to 3D model...

The clay owl was then 3D-scanned by the University of Bath's Advanced Design and Manufacture group (ADM) and CAMERA research centre to produce a high-resolution digital 3D model.
 

to robot milling...

The 3D data file was then sent to Fineline, a feature film prop making company in Bristol, which programmed used the data file to programme their multi-million pound robotic arm CNC machine (computer numerical control), which automatically cut out the 110cms and 75cms tall master owl sculptures from blocks of high-density polyurethane.

TO THE OWLS' FIRST
CAR JOURNEY...

to moulds and multiples

The prototype owl and owlet then landed at the Banbury Innovations fibreglass factory near Stonehenge, where the master moulds were made and the rest of the ‘parliament’ (as a group of owls is known) is being hatched...

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