Aidan Hart Icons has been commissioned to design and have made a wrought iron screen for St Michael and All Angels Church in Bedford Park, London. The screen, measuring around 2.7 x 3.3 metres ( 9 x 11 ft), will be hand-forged by master blacksmith Frazer Picot using the traditional ‘fire welding’ method rather than arc or gas welding. It has been designed to cover the wooden pipes of a recently installed organ and will bear a large icon of the Archangel Gabriel. This icon will be complemented by an icon of the Mother of God on the south side of the church – together creating an Annunciation. The screen is due to be completed by May 2014.
November 11, 2013