Although it is a very hard-wearing and long-lasting substance, antique leadwork pieces such as urns and sculptures sometimes need restoration and repair.
Consider that several hundred years ago - when many of these objects were first made - lead was a much scarcer resource than today. This caused corners to be cut in construction - in areas which would not be seen. Also, the structural techniques employed for making complex objects were less advanced than they are today.
Restoration of these ancient objects is the most challenging and time-consuming aspect of Brian Turners' work. The problems of each individual piece must be carefully analysed before the correct solution can be found and implemented.
'There can scarcely be a doubt that the happiest material for our garden sculpture and ornament is lead' Gertrude Jekyll
Our recent restoration projects have included: