Paul Gulati is a self-employed Sculptor/Blacksmith who has worked nationally and abroad. He offers a unique service having trained in jewellery, silversmithing as well as traditional architectural blacksmithing and sculpture.
These skills and techniques have transferred to large scale work and have provided a wide palette of skills to draw upon for design and construction of any piece of artwork. Besides steel, he regularly works with copper, aluminium, stainless steel, nickel, stone, wood and glass enamel. As well as proficiency in many manufacturing processes like forging, casting and chemical colouring.
These materials can be combined in any work to create striking, original and creative effects. The diverse range of skills allow Paul access to unusual areas of creative design. This combines well with a high practical and technical proficiency.
Paul’s artwork for ROCLA – Bug on a Lamppost
Paul Gulati was commissioned to forge a variety of indigenous bugs from mild steel, some will have solid copper integrated with the steel. On ageing this will turn to a beautiful Verdigris green. Feedback from residents together with Paul’s research into the local nature has provided a variety of species that you will see adorning the lampposts as you walk around Redhouse Park. Click here to download a Spot the Bugs Sheet to see how many of the 36 you can identify. Sir David Attenborough said ‘If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world's ecosystems would collapse.’ Click here https://www.buglife.org.uk/ to find out more.