Crockets and finials for Aachen Cathedral

Two new finials for the Aachen Cathedral in Irish bluestone

For Aachen Cathedral some pinnacles had to be replaced. The old ones were worn and had cracked because of rusting iron and because the layering of the stone was not properly applied. The deposition direction of the stone should preferably be processed horizontal, otherwise there is a risk that a long vertical slice breaks off. In this case, they applied it vertically.

The material for these pinnacles is Irish bluestone. It is …Read the whole article…

Finials. Upside down.

very simple finial in Savonnières limestoneIn between, I still sometimes get a little job that has to be finished quickly. Last week that was a set of finials with very simple crockets. At first, I kept getting the feeling that this design was upside down, judging from my experience with Gothic crockets. But perhaps this simple crocket will fit in well with the neo-church where they will end up on, it becomes a little French lily-ish that way. …Read the whole article…