Four Gothic angels and a restored font cover for Christ the Saviour Church, Ealing Broadway, London

These angels were commissioned to replace originals that had been stolen from the church. The font cover was badly damaged in the course of the theft, so we were also asked to restore this. Only one black-and-white picture of the original angels was available. We took what we could from the photograph, creating four full-size clay models and then carving a new set of angels in Japanese Oak. The angels are approximately 18 inches high, and Gothic in style. We stained down the oak, to match the dark font cover, and gilded the halos. We reconstructed large areas of the font cover, then re-stained and gilded it before putting the angels in place. Christ the Saviour church, in west London, was built in 1852 to designs by Sir Gilbert Scott, the celebrated Gothic revival architect who also designed St Pancras Station.