First section at bottom coming together at Nicholson-Harris Blacksmiths at NCM. Will form structure for a clinker tower that will have arms and a form that will allow nests to nestle within. The design has been arrived at in close collusion with a local author who has developed a story using the theme of a … Continue reading Clinker Spire
First attachment of clinker to tower structure. Use of hot glue and wire to secure. Also experimentation with PVA as an agent that can be used for glue and to seal surface.
Trip to the Chantry chapel today to meet David Royston, Chair of the trust and see the space with a view to installing the clinker tower piece within the basement. Several decades of history notable through build-up of spiders webs, a twisting stone staircase and prospect that the place floods on a regular basis. A damp and underground odour which gives … Continue reading Chantry Chapel
On Matt Abbott's recommendation watched a great film 'Pride'. Inspired purchase of a T-shirt for lesbian's and gay's role in the miners strikes of 84-85. Importance of minority groups in supporting each other against corporates in a capitalist society.
Coke, Iron ore and a flux limestone are melted together in a blast furnace. When the metallurgical smelting process is complete, the lime in the flux has been chemically combined with the aluminates and silicates of the ore and coke ash to form this non-metallic product. Material research for the project one that can be … Continue reading Blast Furnace Slag