From the outset the many people from Arts Care Gofal Celf, Gwalia and Mynydd Marw involved in this 2 year , multi-fasceted, Baring Foundation ‘Yma a Nawr’ project have put in their all to make it out-standing. After the excellent Installation of the Sirhowy Wyvern I knew that Andrew Preece and his team at Smartfix Property Maintenance would also do whatever it takes to make this Sculpture look fantastic. They are incredibly picky and fastidious, it’s marvellous. Best materials,committed craftsmanship, and they always stick to the Budget no matter how much extra time they have to put in.
Smartfix Property Maintenance at Mynydd Mawr, Tumble
Moving the heavy sections around meant 4 men had to be on site.
The 2 bottom sections are lowered over rebars set into the solid plinth and foundations.
It was critical to get the position of these first sections correct.
The sections are filled with concrete and left overnight to set.
Once everything has set the supports can be removed and the joints pointed.
The charming tiles, made by pupils at Llannon Primary School and residents at Mynydd Mawr are laid out in a measured pattern.
Andrew and Phil set the tiles.
I did the glass with Andrew.