Following on from their 2 Cooper St. sculptures back in September, North Devon metal work specialists Bill and Peach Shaw of Northam have just completed another large commission, writes Ray Goldsmith.
This one is for a Lincolnshire school, and portrays a Viking longship and Viking crew. The piece was constructed from mild steel shaped using traditional hammer forming techniques. The mild steel structure was then hot dip galvanised, a specialist process. The galvanised surface was patinated, and the copper and brass fittings added at the Northam studio.
Stone and stained glass
The commission was part of a project that includes a large stone sculpture and stained glass light panels. The team delivered the work to the school recently.
Cooper St continues
North Devon metal work specialists Bill and Peach said: “Now we are working on two more Cooper St. historical figurative sculptures that will complete the Cooper St. scheme.”