Friday, 27 December 2013

Abney Park Cemetery Friday 20th December

There is a permanent workshop set up at Abney for stone masonry; I think it is older than the green woodworking facilities.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to chat with Orlando who was making a sign for a family member. I am normally far too engaged in personal making to have time to just sit and watch for an hour or so. The typeface is stunning. I would like to have seen it from the beginning.

Orlando made it look very easy. He is using slate which is very hard to work; the Portland Stone in the workshop is very soft by comparison. 

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