Lord Mayor’s Show 2014: Carving a City of London Dragon

We were proud to take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show, showcasing the skills of our wood carving students with the Bridge Ward Club float, and bearing the Art School’s flag in the float of the Fishmonger’s Company, with which the Art School has a long standing affiliation.

Four of our wood carvers collaborated with the designer of the Bridge Ward Club float, creating a 2 metres tall carving of the City of London Dragon, to be the prow sculpture of their Viking inspired float. One of the students also hand painted the large sail with the Lord Mayor’s Crest.

This collaboration came about thanks to the suggestion of the Lord Mayor, who is the Club’s President. Having chosen the Art School as one of the beneficiaries of his Lord Mayor’s Appeal due to its important work in art education and heritage (www.thelordmayorsappeal.org), he saw a great opportunity to showcase its work and support the Bridge Ward Club in creating their float.

Over Summer 2014 Cassidie Alder; Joseph Murphy; Timothy Fielder and Oliver Dorman worked on carving, gessoing, gilding (actually, silvering as they used silver leaf) and painting the dragon, which has then found a home at Mansion House, opposite the Lord Mayor’s office!


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