Monday, 4 July 2011

Galleon Sails off!

The galleon weathervane, which was completed a fortnight ago,  is off to it's new home tomorrow. The custom 10 inch copper ball is gilt with 23.5K double thick English gold leaf.
The project before the galleon was a wild boar. This weathervane design was intended to be whimsical rather than fierce.

The next projects include three large banner weathervanes and a traditional weathercock based on the gilt design on Riga Cathedral...and then there is Art in Action at Waterperry House. Come see our stand/demo from the 21st-24th July.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

the American Museum- Celebrating 50 years

Gordon & I were invited to Claverton Manor just outside Bath, yesterday, to for the 50th Anniversary Luncheon of the American Museum in Britain. Perfect weather to drink Pimms on the front lawn and preview the bronze bust of President Lincoln by sculptor Angela Connor. Lady Soames, daughter of Winston Churchill and Honorary Chairman of the Museum, was presenting the Dallas Pratt Commmemorative Medal, and Angela Ahrendts, the chief executive officer of Burberry was the Anniversary speaker.

Lunch was "breast of Guinea Fowl and Confit Leg with a white-wine and Tarragon Jus, baby new potatoes, and fresh vegetable".

 Desert was "Haygrove Farm Strawberries with shortbread and Chantilly cream". Such a treat...and a wonderful way to celebrate the new home for our monumental Lady Liberty weathervane. We also re-visited the Marylin Monroe exhibition and got to see Kate Middleton's famous see-through dress on display.

And home in time to watch the second half of the Nadal-Murray Wimbledon Men's Semi-Final.