Rhonda Weppler / Trevor Mahovsky
Collaborative & Outreach
photo by John Paul

Dufftown coin project

each coin approximately 1 inch diameter
Glenfiddich Distillery

Participants living in a small town in northern Scotland were offered free workshops over a two month period. Each participant sculpted two sides of a coin: a self-portrait, and a personal icon. Using a shrinking material, the original low-relief self-portraits were reduced to UK 2p coin size. Coins were then cast in copper derived from melted 2p coins.

A booklet documenting the project, Pocket money guide, modeled after a vintage booklet of the same name, was designed by Richard Winchell and produced to accompany the exhibition.