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A stone conservator's skill

18 November 2010

Karolina Kubisz working on a medieval gravestone in the East Church, CromartyThose of you who have been keeping a beady eye on the website and newsletters will be familiar with the skilled stone conservation work of Karolina Kubisz. broken sword basket on the Hugh Rose Ross Memorial, East Church, Cromarty

She has been working at the East Church again recently, broken scabbard point on the Hugh Rose Ross memorial, East Church, Cromartythis Karolina Kubisz repairing sword basket of Hugh Rose Ross memorial in East Church, Cromartytime carrying out conservation work on the Hugh Rose Ross Memorial. There had been some damage to the sword handle and scabbard point which required careful rebuilding based on a wire framework. 

 

 OKarolina Kubisz completed sword basket repairs, East Church Cromartynce Karolina had put in all the details the new work blended in with the old. Interestingly karolina kubisz repaired Hugh Rose Ross memorial, East Church Cromartyeach part of this monument is carved as a separate item, if you look closely at the photos you might be able to spot some of the joins.

 

 

medieval gravestone laminations, East Church, CromartyKarolina’s report on her work on the medieval gravestone gives you an insight into the materials and attentiomedieval gravestone on display, East Church, Cromartyn

to detail required to carry out conservation work. The image of the stone laminations gives you an idea of the scale of the problem before work began.

 

The right hand image shows the stone on display in the church, after completion of the work. It is in a tailor made stand, with resin in the base shaped to support and cushion the stone.

 medieval gravestone detail, East Church, Cromaty

 

 

If you are interested in the range of work undertaken by stone conservators, Karolina’s portfolio has some impressive examples from Scotland, Poland and the Ukraine. Karolina’s artistic work in pencil, sculpture, lime plasterwork and scraffiti  also shows great skill.

You can get in touch with Karolina via her websiteIf you want to see what is happening in the East Church at the moment, take a look at our worksite page.

All photos, except the one of her, are by Karolina.

 

You can also see an account of this work in the East Church summer 2010 newsletter

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