As you may remember just before we broke up for Christmas a gentleman came to the workshop with a statue of a little girl that had been in a bit of an accident. At some point she had fallen forward and broken off her fingers. Here she is after a good deep clean to get rid of years of built up dirt. As you can see she's fingerless, the dark patches on her hands are were someone has tried to glue the fingers back on but failed. Over time the fingers have gone missing except for
Hope you're all enjoying the festive period, we definetly are. Just before we broke up for Christmas a gentleman came to our workshop with a lovely antique white marble statue of a little girl. I think she is Italian by looking at the clothes she wears. I'd love to find out who she was and the history. At some point this statue has had a bit of an accident and fallen forward, the result was she broke her fingers off! This is such a crying shame because the detail is stunning.
Your probably thinking how can a Yorkshire rose repair a fireplace? Well i'm about to tell you. We had a customer come to us about a problem with their Inglenook fireplace. The Problem was a bowl shaped hole in the top right hand corner of the stone work, which was probably taken out to house part of the stove or some sort of cooking implement. An 'Inglenook' is a small recess that adjoins a fireplace. The word is formed with Ingle, meaning "fireplace" in Old English and Nook
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Today 27th September we set off up to Skyreholme in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales to a customer who had a crack in their mantle piece. The customers are wanting to sell their house and wanted this crack repairing. We used a specialist stonemasons glue to fill the crack and let it go hard. Once it had gone off we could then tool up the area to match the existing marks and blend back in. As you can see the new fixed area now blends in with the existing area. But! Its a bit l