Date Plaque

Letter Carving A small commission to carve lettering into a blank plaque – left blank since the house was built. The trouble was that the person commissioning it was an old-school graphic designer. I studied graphics and was massively into typography and calligraphy. Back then computers were coming in but were dreadfully slow, so it […]

Posted in April 2019

Sundial Restoration

Sundial A lorry delivering to some of the homes in Richmond Park had backed into a 17th century sundial podium and knocked it over. On doing so it revealed that the sundial had been repaired more than once during its lifetime and one at least one occasion not that sympathetically. The stem had been knocked […]

Posted in March 2019

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

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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