Creating uniquely personal landscapes involves a high degree of bespoke design both of the landscape itself and also the components that make up the features within the landscape. We are privileged to have worked with some of the finest artists and artisans ranging from Ian Hamilton Finlay (Serpentine Gallery), Lorenzo Quinn (Private Landscape) and Alexander Stoddart (Private Mausoleum). We enjoy the collaborative opportunities our client benefactors facilitate and are proud to see the results when we work closely with artisans such as Farquhar Lang of Black Isle Bronze who have recently helped to create large scale pieces of work at their foundry in Nairn.
We are currently working with Richard Weaver, an up and coming Blacksmith artisan, who has recently contributed bespoke wrought iron handrails to a large private garden project in London. Richard describes his process thus:
“I look for the perfection in the imperfect. The processes used to form solid metal into any shape using fire, a hammer and hand tools is a profoundly ancient process and leaves marks in material that bear witness to the way that it has been manipulated. These imperfections, although subtle, give a piece of material a depth and richness that is missing from machine produced metal work.”
Richard Weaver Design Through Metalwork.