I had THE BEST visit to my favourite fabricators Scribble Stone on Wednesday with my mentee on the project (the BRILLIANT Ross Bennett). They are making my 6 way marker pillars and 2 LARGE paving slabs ready for the Barrett Development and new country park in Laverstock near Salisbury.
They are all inspired by Medieval Tiles found in the area and reflect the contemporary flora and fauna that will be found in the area. I'm SO SO happy with how they're looking and excited to see them installed later this Spring.
I hand draw all the designs (both the cut outs of the two stones AND the hand drawn details) then have them converted to vectors by the WONDERFUL Josh. These files then go to Scribble Stone, who use a powerful water jet machine linked to a computer to cut along my drawn lines in the two coloured stones. These are then slotted together and glued. The final part of the process is sandblasting the hand drawn detail. (My drawing is fed into a plotter which cuts out a adhesive mask ready to protect the areas that won't have the sand blast detail.)
I have tried to simply explain how this process works but in reality the team at Scribble Stone are INCREDIBLE as it's FAR more complicated. We have worked together on multiple projects and I am ALWAYS asking them to achieve things that shouldn't really be possible (just look at how narrow the bud stem on the poppy design is!!) They are a dream to work with and help me to achieve EXACTLY what I have in my head.
That's all for now A MOUNTAIN of work to do today!!!
Have a LOVELY week and I'll be back soon x