Christmas card 2008

Craftsmanship in a selection of recent projects

1. Iconic portico for the entrance of a new house in Hampstead, London

2. A carved stone urn at the garden entrance to a new house in Hampshire

3. Bas-relief panels, designed by Alexander Stoddart, illustrating a scene from the Odyssey, on the facade of a new art gallery in New Bond Street, London

4. Semi-circular stone staircase, built with cast stone cantilivered treads and an oak handrail, for a new villa in Gloucestershire

5. Brick and Portland stone gate pier and ball finial at the entrance to a Palladian house in Berkshire

6. Hand-carved stone athemion from a new country house in Hampshire

7. Column capital with a design based on fern leaves cast in terracotta for a two room extension to a madieval manor house in Hampshire

8. Drawing of a decorative fibrous plaster ceiling rose above an octagonal landing for a new house in Wiltshire

9. Cast bronze monkey modelled by sculptor Simon Smith for the staircase of a new house in Hampshire

10. Decorative copper bayleaf frieze on a new office building at 198-202 Piccadilly, London

11. Lion head fountain, carved in Portland stone for a new house in Hampshire

12. The new Art Workers Guild apprenticeship for the promotion of traditional craft skills

13. Carved oak newel post for a new house in Wiltshire

14. Stone console fireplace for Crooked Pightle House, Hampshire

15. Carved natural stone wreath surrounding a circular round window on a new house in Surrey

16. New Portland stone doorcase as part of the restoration of a manor farmhouse in Hampshire

17. A sample panel of stone and flint checkerboard for a new house in Wiltshire

18. Carved oak balcony brackets for a house in Hampshire

19. Decorative brick panels for Bordon Library in Hampshire

20. Part of a Latin inscription in the frieze of the Millennium Arch in Atlanta, Georgia USA

21. Modelled plaster swag by Dick Reid, designed for a new English Baroque country house

22. Painted column decoration in the colonnaded vestibule, Crooked Pightle, Hampshire

23. Stainless steel capital from a new office building at 198-202 Piccadilly, London

24. Library table for a country house, Hampshire, constructed in eight different English hardwoods

25. Cast-stone capital, modelled on the Ionic Order of Illisus, on the entrance porch of a new villa in Gloucestershire

26. Decorative timber bargeboard and finial from a new cottage ornee in Hampshire

27. Stone Ionic column and entablature, part of the entrance portico of a new house in Surrey

Illustration by Chris Draper

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