Design and Fabrication of a Working Padlock

Design and Fabrication of a Working Padlock

My very first assignment at West Dean College in 2019 was to make a working padlock and key – only slightly daunting! The fabrication methods were to include a number of techniques including blacksmithing, inspiration was to reflect historical research and the locking...

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Conservation of a 17th Century iron casket

Conservation of a 17th Century iron casket

First posted on the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation blog   Assessment I was fortunate enough to treat this beautiful iron casket whilst studying at West Dean College in 2019. It needed some attention and was brought in by Clocks...

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Monster from the deep

Monster from the deep

A Sea Monster inspired from a book I'm often inspired to create sculptures, by books I'm reading. And some of my favourite reads are the most fantastical and creatively detailed books by China Mieville - his worlds are populated by all types of people, mer-people,...

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Reliquaries

Reliquaries

Reliquaries The meaning of 'reliquary' (from Wikipedia): "A reliquary is a container for relics. Relics may be the purported or actual physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures....

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Temple Skull

Temple Skull

Skulls, skulls, infinitely interesting to us humans. I wanted to make another one, more intricate with more semi precious stones and pearls, this time possibly a devotional object. So I found an interesting teapot and worked on it intuitively, adding decoration as I...

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Shrines and Goddesses

Shrines and Goddesses

Creating my personal Goddess Everyone does indeed need a patron saint for when the going gets tough, and my search led me to Esperanza de Triana, Seville. She is a beautifully rich and adored Virgin statue who confers special protection on her followers, who must have...

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