The King's Table

by Ruth Gibson and Huw Powell Roberts

from design to creation:

 Photos by Ruth Gibson

 With thanks to Ibstock Brick Limited for clay, help and expertise


A sketch of the planned 'King's Table'

Shaping the clay wall of bricks the quick way...



Ruth then refining the shape more gently

The fully shaped outer circle of the King's Table


Huw hammers the inscription on to the outer circle

Ruth and Huw working on the inscriptions (all the bricks have now been numbered)


A close up of the inscription

Everyone lends a hand to make the bricks needed



Huw makes one of the 'plate' holes

Preparing the bricks to be rebuilt on site



Local school children help makethe balls that form the 'plates'

Art is fun! An unusual way of flattening the balls to form the plates


The King's Table -

From installation to enjoyment!


The site prepared and awaiting the concrete and sculpture installation

The concrete arrives


The sculpture awaits being rebuilt like a giant jigsaw

The reassembly process begins...


...but building a wall with so many 'helpers' sitting on it goes slowly

The inner supporting structure is built



above: Huw gets help with the 'grouting' from local children

right: the children also lent a hand  cleaning the sculpture


Local children help out with planting the centrepiece...

...and keep it watered.


 Above and right: local children start to enjoy exploring their sculpture



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