Wesley & Helen Jacobs and Keith & Beth Jacobs began creating the Vale’s contemporary arts centre in 2003, in partnership with local businessman John Logan. It has since been growing steadily, with funding from grant awarding bodies and support from the local community.
The Bullpen is an artists’ collective, supporting new and emerging artists as well as established sculptors. With funding from Arts Council England, National Lottery and local awarding bodies, we aim to facilitate creativity and learning through making.
Our area of speciality is iron and bronze casting, and we are passionate about using and teaching traditional processes to make contemporary sculpture.
Our mission is ‘to give artists back their tools’, by which we mean to equip and inspire artists who have not had hand-on training and teaching, and to create an international supportive network.