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Osbourne House, Isle of Wight
This was a very enjoyable commission, modelling in clay, the replacement hands (for casting) of several figures positioned outside Osbourne House.
The cast replica figures were cracked due to the corrosion of their armatures and needed the replacement limbs.
Once measurements had been taken, the new hands were modelled in clay off-site and finished in-situe (as seen in the photographs).
Finally, the clay models were taken away for casting in a more permanent, hard-wearing stone-substitute and refixed to the figures.
Drapery sections were also repaired in-situe, using a specialist restoration mortar which was modelled directly onto permanent armatures created on the figures.

The figures may be viewed at:  Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Below are photos of this project. Click an image to enlarge.
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