Saturday, 5 March 2011

Jock Stein statue at Celtic FC, Parkhead Stadium

On March the 5th 2011, some members of the 1967 Celtic Lisbon lions team unveiled my statue of Jock Stein outside the Celtic FC stadium, Kerrydale Street, Glasgow. The bronze statue was modelled in clay, moulded and then cast in bronze here at my studio foundry. On left is the bronze statue at my studio, with me applying some wax to polish the statue. Jock stein stands holding the European Cup, celebrating the fact that he was the first British football manager to win the European cup.

The over lifesize figure of the legendary Celtic and Scotland football manager was commissioned by the Celtic football club for a centre piece sculpture monument in the main front entrance to the stadium. On the unveiling day the Celtic FC manager, Neil Lennon, touched the statue for luck on the way into the stadium, just before the match against Hamilton - Celtic went on to win the match that afternoon.

A great job to be involved in and it was well received by the fans.