This copper fire hood has been made for an old fire place in Rudgwick, West Sussex. It has a bevel to help keep the smoke in and has a polished finish.
The design specifications for this piece was for the railing to be sculptural and to fit within a beautiful garden with a stream running beneath the bridge. So is inspired from natural, free flowing forms and is asymmetrical.
Each element has been tapered or spread underneath the 1910 'Golith' powerhammer then bent into shape. The most technically challenging piece is tapered, spread, split then bent, the picture below shows this piece before bending.
The photo below shows the finished elements ready for assembley.
This bolt is made up of 32 different elements, including: 20 hand forged nails, one bolt with tapered and spread handle, 4 back plates and 5 guides, which are textured using a chisel.
These are 3 of 6 heavy duty brackets that are attached to the wall, holding two plantpots each.
This was for Lord Cowdray, Fernhurst, West Sussex.
This was originally a decorative arch over an alley way gate but is to be restored and converted into a sign bracket.
A new bracket will be attached at a right angle to the front of the above metalwork so the Oxmarket centre of arts can hang their new sign out on the high street of Chichester.
Below is a water leaf, which is to replace the original corroded one.