……….who can forge a “Slate Ripper”, is apparently here in Sheffield ! Out and about yesterday, with “nothing to draw” I found an old leaflet in the back of my sketchbook,
so decided to do some “speed lettering” practice……..
……..Drawn with Parker Roller Ball, Black Ink, Fine Point, Winsor & Newton watercolours. I quite like it……..
……..Portland Works is a historically significant metalwork factory where Stainless Steel was manufactured for the first time in the World ! Now threatened with closure and conversion into apartments. It should be saved 🙂 to see more and help :
An interesting referral to Portland works. What a tenacious man Mr Brearley was! Who would have guessed the story behind the development of stainless steel.
yes, things we take for granted, so amazing. We need more “Mr.Brearleys” these days 🙂
yes, they often quote Albert Edison who made 1000’s before getting it right. but what persistence against the steel works management! He was born in poverty, wonder how it ended up for him. we are surrounded by stainless steel!
Double Yikes !! Brilliant word 🙂 sums it up completely
I followed the link and it looks as if the Save The Works has collected enough money to buy the place! I’d LOVE to have a studio in a place like that!
who knew that about stainless steel? and I’d never heard of a slate ripper!
around the world, original manufacturing plants are being re-worked by landscape architects into parks that keep the cultural memories alive. but apartments?! yikes!