I'm Heather Griffith, a stone mason in training right here at the City and Guilds
College in Kennington - I spend every lunch break walking through the gorgeous
park at the heart of Kennington - but I always find myself looking at the empty
granite basin at its entrance where the solid bronze Slade Urn once sat before
it was stolen... and then stolen again.
As part of my course I've been tasked with imaging a project and thought to myself "what a perfect opportunity to give back to Kennington."
I propose to carve a faithful replica of the original bronze urn from limestone. It will then be given into the care of the ‘Friends of Kennington Park’ on behalf of the people of this London borough as a thank you for the work they do to maintain this much loved green space in the heart of the city.
What We Need
To recreate this urn I'll need:
To order stone to be dug in quarry in France.
For it to be shipped to the UK.
For the stone to be put on a lathe.
For the bronze elements to be cast.
1 years tuition fees.
By recreating this urn you'll be supporting in the restoring of some of the historical pride to one of London's oldest parks for those that enjoy the park now on a daily basis and for generation to come.
Other Ways You Can Support the Project
I totally understand that you may not have the funds to help but there are others ways you can support. If you know anyone who you believe would be interesting in supporting the project be them: Park lovers; joggers; dog walkers; friends in Kennington; fellow stone masons or history lovers, then please share this page with them. It will be a huge help.