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| 'ARTISAN' bronze relief at Booths, Kendal
Booths Supermarket have recently opened their new store in Kendal, Cumbria. In collaboration with Arts & Business North West they have commissioned a number of bronze relief signs from Jeff Teasdale for a new department of the store called 'Artisan'.This specialises in high quality locally sourced foods. 'Artisan' also hosts a restaurant serving a wide range of dishes. In keeping with the high quality foodstuffs, fixtures and fittings, and craftsman ethos, Jeff designed and made the signs with bronze-founder Julian Rockey and his team at the Leander Foundry in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant near Oswestry. The sign pictured is 8' x 4' and sited over the entrance to 'Artisan'. The six bronze panels on the relief are based on aerial views of landscapes local to Kendal. There are two other 4'x 2' relief sculptures, one in-store, and the other in the courtyard near the door sign. The restaurant menu designs are also sympathetic to the style of the reliefs, and were produced by Andy Boothman of HoldenEdy in Knutsford.
HRH Prince Charles visited the store in April and Jeff and Leander have made a further plaque for Booths to celebrate this occasion, as well as a bronze relief of a Cumbrian Herdwick sheep which was presented to the Prince as a wedding present by Edwin Booth.
A further commission has just been completed for the 'Booths Terrace' at the Brewery Arts Centre, also in Kendal, to commemorate the reopening of the historic terrace and steps within the Arts Centre gardens, and its conversion to an extension to their bar and restaurant.