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Cross for Lichfield Cathedral

Cross for Lichfield Cathedral

This cross contains 96 pieces of wood (European Oak and Marine Ply) with a 12mm steel plate running through the core. The cross weighs approx 300 kgs and measures 10ft x 9ft. It has been linened, 15 coats of gesso applied and surface sanded. It has been commissioned by Lichfield Cathedral and will hang in Read More…

Church notice board

Church notice board

Lockable church notice board cabinet for the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Fathers of Nicea.  Made in Sapele with black stain.

Gentleman’s wardrobe

Gentleman’s wardrobe

Commissioned by Thomas & Jennie Hartley and made in European Oak with Cedar of Lebanon drawer bottoms. The internal door shows Tom’s family tree from 1705.

Maquette for Lichfield Cathedral

Maquette for Lichfield Cathedral

Maquette for Lichfield Cathedral.  Final cross will be made this winter to hang in the Nave of the cathedral.  It will be 12 ft high and 8 ft wide. The cross will be made by Dylan and John and gessoed in our Telford workshop. It will be painted by Ian Knowles and the students from Read More…

Silverstream Monastary Tabernacle

Silverstream Monastary Tabernacle

Commissioned by Aidan Hart and made in european oak.  The white gessoed doors will be painted with gold leaf and egg tempera showing a scene of the annunciation.

Sideboard Completed

Sideboard Completed

Large Olive Ash sideboard finished and installed for Allen and Thelma Smith.

Edicule for Wonersh Chapel

Edicule for Wonersh Chapel

The Edicule for Wonersh Chapel has been made in oak and will be the home for an icon.  Designed by Aidan Hart.

Robert Williams of Pearl Dot Workshops London

Dylan was very pleased to welcome Robert to his workshop in the Ironbridge Gorge.  When studying at Shoreditch College in the 1970s Ernest Joyce – ‘The technique of furniture making’ was on of the text books. The fourth edition revised by Allan Peters has a number of examples of Robert’s work , particularly his famous Read More…

Commission updates

We are very pleased to have won the following commissions which will keep us busy well into the New Year : Edicule for St John’s Seminary, Wonersh. A place of formation for the priesthood in the Catholic church serving dioceses in the South of England and Wales. Tabernacle for the Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle (also known Read More…

Cabinet commission

Cabinet commission

Audio and TV Cabinet made to commission by Emma and Tom Hardwidge, Jackfield

Church furniture to St Mary’s Madeley

Church furniture to St Mary’s Madeley

The  delivery and placing  of the newly made Alter, Lectern, Font, Chair and Prayer Table from 100 year old old oak pews with Father Michael, Dylan Hartley, John Treherne and two very appreciated helpers.

Quarter sawn oak triptych

Quarter sawn oak triptych

sawn Oak triptych commissioned by iconographer Dr Derek Bird, London. Made using quarter sawn English oak with no rear braces meant the panels were stable even when wet gesso was applied. £185 plus postage and packing.

Triptych

Triptych

Commissioned by iconographer Dr Derek Bird, made in 100 year old quarter sawn oak, brass hinges and gessoed.  £185

Tritich

Tritich

Commissioned by iconographer Dr Derek Bird, made in 100 year old quarter sawn oak, brass hinges and gessoed.  £185

Gesso

Gesso

Our church joinery and cabinet work has increased since Dylan set up the workshop in Jackfield. We now have four employees who are, thankfully, kept busy.Gessoing requires a dust free and quiet space for 12 hours whilst 15 coats of gesso are applied.  We no longer have this space available. We will only be offering Read More…

This icon board was hand carved and gesso’d by Dylan Hartley;…

This icon board was hand carved and gesso’d by Dylan Hartley;…

This icon board was hand carved and gesso’d by Dylan Hartley; each one takes weeks to complete before being painted by world renowned iconographic, Aidan Hart. We’re very proud to announce that this one, of St Peter and St Paul, has just been purchased by the Church of England for the new Archbishop of Canterbury Read More…

Icon board sale

Dylan is selling off his board stock at 50% of the web price. He will continue to make boards to commission and run courses in board making and gessoing. He has found the stock takes a lot of space and sells less than his commissioned one off boards. So purchase a bargain of one of Read More…

Shaker Settle

Shaker Settle

A completed Shaker Settle by Dylan Hartley, expertly upholstered by Christine

Icon board sale, 20% reductions

Icon board sale, 20% reductions

Icon board sale, see shop for details of 20% reductions. Over 100 boards in stock and ready for dispatch. Bespoke boards made to order

At the end of May we are heading to the XIVth Western European…

At the end of May we are heading to the XIVth Western European…

At the end of May we are heading to the XIVth Western European Orthodox Congress in Strasbourg, France. We will exhibit our high quality Icon boards in various stages of crafting. We will exhibit works and photographs by Aidan Hart. Aidan Hart & Co are Church furnishers and a new venture by Aidan and Dylan.

Four recently installed Icon Thrones for the Russian Orthodox…

Four recently installed Icon Thrones for the Russian Orthodox…

Four recently installed Icon Thrones for the Russian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas, Amsterdam. Dylan Hartley also made the patterns in Finish Birch Ply for the brass chandeliers seen in the picture. The thrones retail at £2700 incl Vat with reductions for multiple orders. The are made with solid European Oak and carved by hand. Read More…

Had a meeting with Manuel of D…

Had a meeting with Manuel of Dawley Web Design, Telford. Manuel is about to do some major work on our website, check him out, great rates ,