Shakespeare

OUR BRONZE WORK PACKAGE AT SHAKESPEARE’S NEW PLACE.
FABRICATING NEW LIFE INTO NEW PLACE.

WE WERE DELIGHTED TO ATTEND A GARDEN PARTY ON THE 6TH SEPTEMBER AT NEW PLACE IN STRATFORD UPON AVON WITH THE SHAKESPEARE BIRTHPLACE TRUST.

HERE ARE SOME PHOTO'S OF OUR FINISHED BRONZEWORK:

OUR BRONZE GATEHOUSE FORMS THE ENTRANCE TO THE GARDENS AT NEW PLACE.

We are undertaking the bronze work at William Shakespeare's House - New Place Museum which is adjacent to Nash House. Pictures above are taken from the model.

The Phosphorous Bronze Work includes: a Well in the garden,  Main Entrance Doors, Canopy leading into the garden, Curved Phosphorous Bronze Arc Inlays in the paving, Planters, Box Hedge windows and the Flag Pole for Shakespeare's Family Crest.

The site of New Place - was the second largest house in Stratford when it was bought by William Shakespeare in 1597. It is believed that he wrote his later plays at New Place, including The Tempest.   It is also the place where Shakespeare died in 1616.

SEE BELOW OUR BRONZE WELL, MINDS EYE CIRCULAR PLANTER IN BRONZE, SAND BLASTED S355 HI TENSILE STEEL LADDERS IN THE OAK BALUSTRADE AND A CLOSE UP OF A SECTION OF OUR HIGHLY POLISHED BRONZE GATEHOUSE.

 

“To be chosen for this heritage landmark and be involved in the transformation of New Place, is truly and honour and a testament to the team members who will be involved, and who have been specifically selected as a result of their exquisite craftsmanship. We are so excited to be involved in this wonderful project and walk where Shakespeare walked, on the site of the only home he ever owned.

The New Place project commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in April 2016." 

Victoria Humphreys - Joint Managing Director at Victoria John of London Ltd

"I am proud to be part of team of Victoria John, and creating masterpieces with these beautiful materials is very exciting and inspiring.  Exceeding the expectations of our Clients at a completion of a project, is a reward in itself.  Victoria John of London can help turn the Clients' vision, into a reality and I look forward to experiencing many more great things in the life of Jovic."

Ellie Humphreys P.A.

Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust says "Shakespeare’s New Place is being transformed. It is the site of the only home he ever bought and is being created into a major new heritage landmark where you can let your imagination soar as Shakespeare’s did, in the very place where he lived for 19 years.

Shakespeare’s New Place will enter a new chapter as the jewel in the crown of our literary and cultural heritage, at the heart of the worldwide celebrations of 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016.  The re-imagination of this unique site will be the single most significant and enduring Shakespearian project anywhere in the world to commemorate the anniversary of his death in April 2016"

OUR BRONZE PLANTER AND BRONZE AND STAINLESS STEEL ARCS

OUR BRONZE PLANTER, BRONZE AND STAINLESS STEEL ARCS, ENGRAVED SIGNS, THE BRONZE AND STAINLESS STEEL WELL AND A SECTION OF THE GATEHOUSE

OUR BRONZE ETCHED ARC BANDS FOR THE GARDEN

OUR BRONZE WELL BEING INSTALLED ON SITE.

We have now completed the Stainless Steel Engraved Ring that goes around the model ship at Shakespeare's House.

THE BRONZE WELL AND GRATE BEING FABRICATED AT OUR WORKS AND INSTALLED ON SITE

INSTALLING THE BRONZE PLANTER ON SITE

    

Bronze Samples taken to Nash House (pictured right)

Making History - Bronze    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=biHJaYWWIzM

The Archeological dig at New Place https://youtu.be/NwXWt8_AZBY

   

The Fabrication of the Corten Steel Brackets has begun for the Planter

The COR-TEN Steel for the Planter for the Shakespeare’s Project has arrived at Jovic's works.

The Steel is Grade - COR-TEN A

Quality Specifications – ATMOSPHERIC CORROSION-RESISTANT HSLA STEEL

COR-TEN® Steel (Weathering steel) is a group of steel alloys which were developed to remove the need for painting, by forming a stable rust-like appearance when exposed to the weather for several years. Weathering Steel never completely stops rusting but eventually lessens and the rust finish then acts as a protective coating for the steel.

COR-TEN® Steel resists the corrosive effects of atmospheric conditions such as rain, snow, ice, fog, by forming a coating of dark brown oxidation (Rust) over the metal, which prevents deeper penetration thus removing the need for painting and rust-prevention maintenance.

Simply put: When exposed to the weather, this steel is allowed to rust and that rust forms a protective coating that slows the rate of future corrosion. This protective coating (Rust) essentially stops the corrosion.

The new bronze sample at 240 amps welded by our Coded Welder Paul

   

A section of the Corten Steel Planter for the Hornbeam Trees.

INSTALLATION OF THE CIRCULAR PLANTER BEGINS.

 

KITCHEN DISCOVERED IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG

http://www.shakespeareliveshere.co.uk/post/134059509764/shakespeares-kitchen-discovered-in

BBC WORLD UPDATE - THE HOUSE WHERE SHAKESPEARE LIVED - NEW PLACE

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039cjx3

ACID ETCHED STAINLESS STEEL SAMPLES

FABRICATING THE BRONZE IDENTIFIERS

    

FORGED WELL GRATE FOR SHAKESPEARE'S HOUSE. STAINLESS STEEL PAINTED MATT BLACK

  

DUPLEX STAINLESS STEEL WELL COVER IN PROGRESS

        

NOW LOOKING A LITTLE MORE POLISHED AND REFINED

        

See our Short video of the polishing of the Duplex Stainless Steel Well Cover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Wx2g-kE5o&feature=youtu.be 

BRONZE LETTERING - COLD CUT USING A WATER JET SYSTEM

WELDING BY OUR CODED WELDER PAUL ON THE STAINLESS STEEL WEATHER VANES

    

ENGRAVED BRONZE SAMPLES DELIVERED

   

OUR CORTEN PLANTER HAS RECEIVED THE HORNBEAM TREES

 

 

MORE WELDING COURTESY OF OUR CODED WELDER/PRODUCTION MANAGER PAUL

CONTINUING ON WITH THE BRONZE PLANTER

Photo's courtesy of our Welder Improver Jordan.      

 

THE BRONZE AND STAINLESS STEEL ARCS BEING LAID

   

THE BRONZE ARCS ARE BEING LAID ALONG WITH THE BRONZE FOR THE PLANTER

  

A SECTION OF THE GATEHOUSE IS DELIVERED TO SITE