A small project, carved in French Limestone, inspired by the amazing carvings at Kilpeck church in Herefordshire where deranged and fantastic Pagan influenced carvings are mixed in with Christian ones.
These are original 18th century archival Cartoons which I am interpreting in order to work the three heraldic shields featured in them from clay. I will then carve them in Lime stone and install them above the main entrance at Strawberry Hill, you can see where they will be fixed in the cartoon top right.
These pictures show the mould making and production of papier mache repairs to the great gallery ceiling at Strawberry Hill Mansions.
We spent a long time experimenting with historic ingredients before achieving a mix which was strong light and flexible enough, lovely stuff like Allum, Shellac, Whiting and Rabbit Skin glue.
The papier machet is then painted and gilded
An enriched cornice modelled in clay, which will be cast in plaster and installed at Chatsworth House.
‘A banker in a strong wind’.
This is a clay sketch, my second Grotesque design, for St George’s Chapel Windsor.The first (the mouse with grafted human ear) is to be installed this year.If approved, he will join my first design and be carved in limestone and he will be installed next year.
This is me and my friend Will, You can see where i got the inspiration!
- Here he is further along the design process, he now has a combover, pin stripe suit and bowler hat, and is grasping a bank note in his hand.