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Listed Works
Harrods
Curzon Cinema - Mayfair
Liverpool Cathedral
Clifton Cathedral Bristol - stations of the cross
Cement Concrete Association

Techniques and Media
Cement Sculpture with Faircrete
Plaster
Etched Glass
Glass Fibre Cladding
Glass Reinforced Plastic
Metalised Concrete
Inlaid Chipboard
Aluminium
Large Scale Concrete Sculpture
sandblasting
Scaling a Pattern
Metal Moulding
Recycled Glass
Recycled Furniture
Corten Metal Fountains
Water features
Other Projects
Clatterbridge Cancer Research Hospital
Humanities Building at Manchester University
Honolulu Civic Square
Lee Valley Water and Swiss Cottage Community Centre
Motorway Bridge Designs
Wellington College
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Harlow Civic Water Gardens
London City Council
minut Men
Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Deptford High Street
Recreational Structures
Vintage Car Rally
Various 1960's concrete works
Miscellaneous
Bay Area Transport System
Qatar
The Ritz
Proposed Fulham Stadium

The LCC, 1960s

I won a scholarship to the British School at Rome in my final year at the Royal College of Art and on my return I applied and obtained a post as consultant on decorative finishes for the London County Council's housing projects. This scheme enabled me to produce murals and other relief finishes to be executed for foyers in housing blocks.

The London County Council was an enlightened body. It booked beds in private hospitals for the sick children of its ratepayers and reserved sanatoria in Switzerland for children with acute chest maladies. The L.C.C. also had residential schools which it ran on public-school lines for children in need of care. Unfortunately, it was destroyed as a unified body, but not before it put arts and crafts into its public housing.

In the 60s the L.C.C. was efficient but extremely careful economically. For example, I received instructions that areas I considered would benefit from some decorative treatment should not cost more to execute than the material it was to replace.

An example of work for the London County Council. I probably did this in 1961-62.


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No. 1 shows how to cut the red clay master


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No. 2 removing the clay from the concrete cast


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No. 3 assembling the slabs on a vertical wall

An Alternative


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No. 4 glazing the tile with polyester resin


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...giving a rich, deep, glaze to the finished assembled panels (No. 5 & 6)


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No. 7 a similar finish but used externally.

Projects

The following pictures describe a few projects produced under the L.C.C. scheme. Each project shows various innovative methods


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No. 8 was cast against glass. Sand and resin are squeezed through a plastic bag rather like icing a cake.


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No. 9 Thus each detail had to be worked back to front. It was always a surprise when removing the panel from the glass to see that it was okay.


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No. 10 The Battle of Waterloo in a London Underpass.


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No. 11 A carved cement wall cut whilst the cement was wet


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No. 12 A free-standing "play sculpture" of interlinked dolphins.