Indents to St Luke’s Kew

St Luke’s C of E A beautiful Victorian church in Kew, the stunning entrance porch has suffered from both general wear and tear and a recent bit of poor reversing by car driver. Previous repairs to the round bases had pinged off over successive winters and those delicate vertical bow-keel mouldings had burst and disintegrated. […]

Posted in August 2018

Cartouche

Cartouche Definition: kɑːˈtuːʃ/ noun 1. a carved tablet or drawing representing a scroll with rolled-up ends, used ornamentally or bearing an inscription. 2. an ornate frame around a design or inscription. “a coat of arms in a cartouche” In this case, the brief was to inscribe a memorial in the form of a cartouche. Preliminary […]

Posted in April 2018

Streatham Bay returned

Square Bay Window Streatham is a huge suburban area of South London which has become very desirable. The houses are mainly Victorian, Edwardian and early 20th Century. I was asked to turn this modest bay back to its former glory. However, the owners wanted to paint the stone and retain the pebble dash, which to […]

Posted in February 2018

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Geraint Davies was commissioned to design and carve a roundel to fill a vacant place above the main entrance porch to Saint James’s Church, Spanish Place. As a listed building of some merit and  one of particular interest in the Catholic history of London this was a sensitive task which Geraint executed with great patience and skill. I was impressed by the amount of time and care taken in preparing both the plans and the material for what has turned out to be a splendid addition to the visual impact of the church. Now that it is lit at night the roundel of the glorified Christ attracts much interest and is becoming a noteworthy (and sympathetic) part of the Marylebone architectural scene.
Father Christopher ColvenMarylebone, London