This beautiful shoal of mackerel just landed at its new home yesterday.
Thank you Kevin, from Lincoln for your kind interest in Nigel’s work.
In the photographs below, you can see the work progress through the forming and welding stages of sculpting. The shoal is then welded together in the clients preferred position and tempered, this creates the amazing purples, blues and greens as the steel is painted with the heat. The intricate markings are then hand painted onto this tempered background.
Three layers of a protective top coat are added, before the handmade glass eyes are inserted and sealed in place. The final finished piece is then waxed and polished so the colours shine, just like the real thing.
Thanks to Pete at One of a Kind Carpentry, Unit 1 The Old Smithy Workshops, for the amazing travel crate he created so that this piece could be delivered safely to its new home. We hope you enjoy your new piece Kevin and thank you for your custom.