The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers
When working for livery companies or guilds in the creation of traditional coats of arms, formal training is essential for the design and interpretation of carving, gilding and polychromy.
Coats of arms were first used during the medieval period for representing and identifying the bearer, which could be a person, family or country. Nowadays, coats of arms are widely used by livery companies often in celebration of their annually elected masters.
The Woodcarving Studio has carried out commissions for masters of The Ironmongers’ Company since 2013.
The commission is carried out every summer in the Banqueting Hall at Ironmongers’ Hall in the City of London.
The Master’s Coat of arms are carved in-situ in the wood panelling and polychromed and gilded according to the blazon.