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tonybenyon



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Leonard Walker Pressed Slab Reply with quote

Pin up of the day


A pressed slab manufactured at Whitefriars circa 1951 for Leonard Walker who was present and instructing where he wanted the metal oxides scattered



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keithhill



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Norman slab Reply with quote

Just spotted a Leonard Walker window on a BBC 2 prog "Last Days of The Raj" - in Lahore Cathedral.
It immediately brought to mind a window in East Coker church, Somerset - shown in my attachment (detail).
It demonstrates how brilliantly LW used the streaky slab glass (not too good with hands though).



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tonybenyon



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always wondered where he used those slabs. The one in the photo above was given to me by by Peter Skerten who was working at Whitefriars as a glazier where he saw it being made.

The diffusing slabs certainly allowed Walker to develop a stripped down linear painting style. You've made my day, thanks
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