It must be the effect of winter I guess, but I confess I’ve been finding it hard to reach the workshop before 7am. One of the things that makes up for those chilly early morning starts, are the incredible sunrises as I drive up the long drive to Burghley.
This last month has been a collection of designing for a number of different jobs and working through the various silver treasures, that come through the workshop for restoration. Below is a Robert Hennell Cake slice from 1856 that came in with a ruptured split in the blade and down both sides of the handle. Narrowing down the process to just two pictures, showing the before and after process, conveniently hides the many hours of frustrated toil. Not all pieces come together beautifully and seamlessly, but happily, it all worked out in the end
Below shows a few designs and models I’ve been working on for various briefs. Perhaps by the next time I catch up with you, you’ll be able to see them realized in silver.
Until next time …. !