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Happy New Year

*****Exciting Start to 2020****
Last year I was asked by Colin Norgate to join him and several other guild members to make a new crozier for the bishop of Stepney, London Joanne Grenfell.

My role was to create the top part , I did several designs picking up the motif of a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, which was chosen by Joanne

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; …

Chríst — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.

We have now agreed the final design and I can begin! It will be made in pewter and with the help of Lorraine Gibby the king fisher will be made in anodised aluminium

An amazing commission to start the year. Once my part is done I will be handing over to Colin Norgate to the wood and sue Lowdy to make the leather case.

Will keep you updated.