Conservation Tour. Week 14.

Week 14 – Cathedral Week, Salisbury Cathedral

Day 01 Exploring: 

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Rooftop vistas. 
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Cloister. 

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North Transept roof space. 

A day with Cathedral Glaziers:

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Medieval Pot Ash Glass. On the left, showing signs of ‘pitting’. On the right, completely pitted and almost opaque.  If not fired above 1300 C, the lime and pot-ash within the glass remain water soluble. Wetting and drying cycles gradually lead to this deterioration. 
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Various Came selection. All lead cames are cast and rolled on site! The last glazing workshop to still have the facilities to do this in the country! 
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Tools of the trade. The little green guy on the right is known as a “Grozzing Iron.” This leaves slightly ‘jaggered’ edges when the glass is cut. This method of glass cutting has been used for centures, and looking for jaggered edges is a good way of identifying authentic mediaval glass. 
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Leading-up. 
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Tallow – acts as a flux for the solder. 
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Lord of the flame. 
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Glass cutting. Not as easy as it looks.

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Discussing isothermal glazing strategies – ventilation seems to be key. 
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Our lovely home for the week. 

A day with the Masons. 

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All stone logged and tracked. 
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Major Repair Area 06 surveys for intended works. 
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Templating – all @ 1:1 
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The raw stuff. (Chicksgrove Stone) 
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Prepping for some Banker work. 

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Exploring The New Arts Centre at Roche Court.
http://sculpture.uk.com/

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Artists House by http://www.marshallarchitects.co.uk/

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Gallery also by http://www.marshallarchitects.co.uk/
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out? in? in? out? 

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