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Gallery - The Community storyseat


The motifs on This storyseat were produced by local children and depict characters from well-loved children's stories.
The motifs on This storyseat were produced by local children and depict characters from well-loved children's stories.
The decorative back rest for a storyseat was part of a suite of ironwork Groundwork Lincolnshire commissioned Anwick Forge to produce for a new community garden in a deprived area of the city of Lincoln.
 
The back rest is decorated with motifs based on artwork inspired by characters from children's stories that children from a local primary school produced during a workshop with the team from Anwick Forge. Children from the school then also helped our blacksmiths with forging relief into the motifs and with painting the finished figures. The team from Anwick Forge established such a friendship with the children and staff from the school that we have subsequently been invited to design and forge a sundial to be located by the school's swimming pool.