St Nicholas Pevensey Church
We were commissioned by London Stone Conservation to model and carve two missing alabaster figures replacing stolen originals from a St Nicholas Pevensey church interior memorial. The memorial itself dates back to 1616 and commemorates John Wheatley, a wealthy parishioner, who contributed funds to fit out a ship at Pevensey to fight the Spanish Armada. The two supporting figures depict the two virtues of Faith (pouring water from a jar into a bowl) and Prudence (holding a snake and mirror). On completion of the carving, the heads of both figures were polychromed and gilded. The result is in keeping with the original design intention of the memorial.