Monday, 30 January 2012

Turners - Making History at National Trust's Blicking

Turner's latest commission has been to create a bespoke cistern feature for National Trust property Blicking Hall.

The brief for the new piece, destined for the courtyard - a busy visitor thoroughfare - was to provide a contemporary yet sympathetic piece which echoed elements of the historic architecture.

In creating the design, Turners' worked closely with Trust staff to incorporate key motifs found around the buildings, which tell the story of the site.

This process was in itself a nod to posterity, since the original motifs themselves would have been conceived by successive owners and architects to reflect the unfolding fortunes of the incumbent families.

After the design was agreed, a painstaking process of molding in wax was undertaken, to create all the elements for the final pattern boards.

The finished cistern can now be viewed by the public in situ, in all its glory.

1 comment:

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