Pressing the Natural History Museum Beasts

I passed the Natural History Museum recently and, once again, was struck by its confident decorative grandeur. Whilst aware of the massive size of the animal characters that sit every few metres along the roofline; some peering down at us, some gazing dismissively off to the distance;  I also enjoy the scale of the building, allowing … Continue reading

The Giant Animals and creatures of the Natural History Museum

Alfred Waterhouse’s magnificent Natural History Museum Lambs Terracotta acquired the molds for a couple of these grand animals fromHathernware in around 2006. These giant animals are made using even more massive molds, one animal body took several days to press. The mold for the head of the animals is almost the same height as the body mold. It’s interesting to see on the … Continue reading