MAKERS WEEKEND: Demonstration – A Sculptor at Work
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April 2017
A demonstration throughout the day, open to all
We are delighted to have local sculptors from Coade Ltd with us for the Makers Weekend. There will be a demonstration of how they work that will continue throughout the day.
At COADE the team of highly skilled craftsmen recreate classical sculpture, contemporary pieces and private commissions in Coade stone. Created from stoneware using a secret recipe and then fired at a very high heat, Coade stone makes it possible to produce sculpture with the finest detail that is also incredibly durable and has the appearance of stone.
First developed in the 18th Century by Eleanor Coade, a highly successful businesswoman of her time, she was employed by every eminent architect of her day. Her work can be found in all parts of the British Isles and has been exported around the world. Because Coade stone is remarkably resistant to the harshest weather, most of her pieces are in as good condition now as when they were first made over two hundred years ago.