We are excited to bring you turned items made from oak wood sourced from the small bells from St Paul’s Cathedral.
For years, St. Paul’s Cathedral has been an iconic part of the London skyline.
In 2018, the small bells were brought down for refurbishment and returned to the original foundry that made then 140 years ago.
To finance this expensive operation, the various London Guilds were asked to help. The Register of Professional Wood Turners, which are allied to the Worshipful Company of Turners, were given the wooden surrounds to the bells from which to make miniature bells to sell in the St. Pauls Gift Shop. Twenty turners were selected countrywide to do this work. Our reward was to keep the offcuts of this valuable heritage timber.
For my part, I have made some lovely pens in solid wood and in wood encased in Resin. Both look beautiful.
It is such a privilege to have been chosen to make these heritage items and I hope you think I have done them justice. Each pen comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the Master of a London Worshipful Company.