A spot of lettering and geeking out at the V&A

Before heading back to Scotland next week to begin the Live Build part of my apprenticeship, I've been catching up on some work and taking some time off to explore some more of London.

Last week I carved some Arts and Crafts style lettering into this oak beam porch in Fernhurst designed and made by Liam Drain of Design in Wood. Great to be adding a personal touch to the story of the building and also lovely to see some of Liam's timber framing he's in the middle of at the moment.

Unusual column capital.

Unusual column capital.

Carved detail from around the 1530's.

Carved detail from around the 1530's.

Monday I was back in Shoreditch visiting an old friend so also took the opportunity to visit a couple of places I've been meaning to visit for a while. The first was the V&A which will require another visit at some point to get round all the exhibits. Absolutely fantastic to see all the architectural and ornamental details, especially the Cast Collection.

Plaster casts of Trajan's Column

Plaster casts of Trajan's Column

The facade of a house dating from 1600 with carved panel and corbel brackets.

The facade of a house dating from 1600 with carved panel and corbel brackets.

Also well worth a visit if you're into such things is the Geffrye Museum which shows how our interiors have developed through from the 1600's up to the 1990's.

For now though its back to the workshop to complete my last commission before being away for the next 10 weeks!

Posted on August 21, 2014 .