Sunday, 29 April 2012

St George's Church

As I wrote a coupe of months ago, I have been compiling a coffee-table book documenting my grandfather's profession as a cabinet-maker. The book 'Richard Fyson - Cabinet Maker, Legacy of a Master Craftsman', is full of photographs of his work. It includes items made for churches, schools, universities, colleges and domestic use, as well as antique restoration. My grandfather made the beautiful altar below for Kencot Church in Oxfordshire. The grapes are inlaid in ebony and the leaves in boxwood. My Granny wrote a poem about Kencot Church and I have used the grapes and leaves depicted on the altar to create a decorative border for the poem. The book will be going to print tomorrow which is very exciting!

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