Public Art Portishead Quays The Lady Sings, Michael Disley Flying, Lucy Glendinning Fallen Nails, Cod Steaks Ship to Shore, Jon Buck Gates and Fencing to Portishead Primary School, Matthew Fedden When Shall We Three Meet Again...?, Robert Stuart Clamp
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Disley Michael - National Nautical School

National Nautical School 

This piece was inspired by the sail training vessel which was anchored in Portishead. The image represents a young man being forced into the navy. The quote is by Tennyson and was used when the training vessel was first opened by Charles Kingsley of "Waterbabies" fame. The stone is Wath Limestone from Yorkshire and the sculpture is in two pieces, plinth and boat. The stone is carved with diamond saws and then mallet and chisel, before being rubbed with a carborundum block. All my work is produced in this way.

National Nautical School

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images: Andrew Atkinson

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