|TUESDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1986|
ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN
|F4, Clare College|
D. Mark Collins
Mr Peace dined in Hall at Clare with members of the committee. On this occasion nobody else was dining except for the Fellows, who far outnumbered the C.U.H.A.G.S. contingent.
The talk began with an introduction to the various surfaces on which engraving might be done: for example wood, copper, and glass. These present differing problems as wood engraving involves making a negative while copper involves making a positive. Glass is a particular problem as both sides of the final product will be seen: Mr Peace told us that, for example, he likes to cant a shield which is being engraved on a door so that it will look different depending on whether you are going into or coming out of the building. We were shown slides of some of his work, including a door for Barclays Bank. Another particularly interesting example was of a bowl with the arms of Cambridge University engraved on it in such a way that they were seen when you looked down into the bowl. In addition every lion had a differently curled tail – Mr Peace told us that he did not see why all heraldic lions should have identical tails and always insists on making them individual.
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