Booking an Engagement
Curzon Cinema - Mayfair
Clifton Cathedral Bristol - stations of the cross
Cement Concrete Association
Techniques and Media
Cement Sculpture with Faircrete
Glass Fibre Cladding
Glass Reinforced Plastic
Large Scale Concrete Sculpture
Scaling a Pattern
Corten Metal Fountains
Clatterbridge Cancer Research Hospital
Humanities Building at Manchester University
Honolulu Civic Square
Lee Valley Water and Swiss Cottage Community Centre
Motorway Bridge Designs
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Harlow Civic Water Gardens
London City Council
Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Deptford High Street
Vintage Car Rally
Various 1960's concrete works
Bay Area Transport System
Proposed Fulham Stadium
Clifton Cathedral, Bristol
During the late 50s-60s and the early seventies, companies were encouraged to invest in Research and Development and were given extensive tax incentives to do so. This led to many innovative techniques and a resurgence in the crafts.
One such invention was "Faircrete", produced by John Laing, the builders.
Faircrete, a form of concrete, could be cut and formed whilst in a wet state, and retained its shape whilst in the process of drying.
It occurred to me that if an image could be transferred to wet finished flat surfaces, and one was quick about it, a carving could be executed in a fast, economic manner.
Thus, a drawing in soft charcoal could be spread over the wet surface, pressed into the surface (fig 1), and removed, leaving behind an inlaid line, which could act as an outline for carving (fig 2 and 3). When I did this, I was tempted to not carve it at all, as the drawing transferred perfectly and presented a "there for ever" fossilised look!
The Stations of the Cross