Rick & Sarah Oldfield they are happy to speak with anyone
about a referal on 01622 820380
How this letter of thanks came about was I ask by the local
primary school teacher whilst on a father day visit at the school.
Mrs Shorthouse my daughters teacher asked me if I was a potter
"I replied no, what actually happened was my daughters
were telling there teacher about a evening where we were mixing
clay putting in to moulds, this clay had been brought back when
I visited NZ, the clay was to see what kind of bricks could
be made from this clay source. Mrs Shorthouse explained it was
science week so I agreed to do a lecture on brick making,wattle
daub and the different source of material found in different
parts of the UK used for building and landscapes how the land
is shape has been formed.
Before the lecture started I explained to the children that
if we make this fun because fun is the part that make you remember.
The children bricks were left to dry and was later collected
by myself and taken to Lambs brickworks who kindly fire for
us! I returned them to the children and explained for them to
cherish your brick and maybe one day you may place it in your
own house that you build "no think wrong with dreams."
It was a great experience and was very much enjoyed by myself
even I was nerve with the thought of being "bullied by
above of George Romeness and Nicholas west
The model was to 1/2 size scale of original tomb and was all
made in fibre plaster of hollow construction by myself.
This image show news paper cutting of a exhibition on Sir John
soane's that exhibited at the Royal Academy Of Arts, where I
made a model of the family tomb that was featured in Independent
in London in 1999.
The original family tomb that sits in St Pancreas Church yard
in London of which has been badly vandalized.
In 1998 I took tim out and study HND in Model making
The images opposite show a model made for Exspo 1998 in Lisbon
when working for Jerry Judea a renowned model maker, who I work
for whilst studying for my Higher National Diploma.
The image opposite shows a News paper cutting in 1985 when
I went on a protest march against the abolishing of apprenticeship
for the favor of YTS.Put in place by the government of the time,
of which we felt very strongly about and of which later failed,
turning into source of cheap labour and then gained the name
of Young Thick & Stupid.
In 1987 there was recession starting and apprenticeship weren't
available or rare as hen teeth at the time and the only qualification
was available was City & Guilds of which I studied for three
years had excellent tutors at the time. And have always kept
in my mine to help other young people with energy to work and
succeeded in a trade.
A character reference that give to me by Neil Smart that worked
along side me and was a great pleasure to work with for five
years and the real pleasure and chances to pass on some skills
I've learn 't along the way.
I like wish him all the success for his future.
He given to me this just before I and my family moved to NZ,
and as you can see from the web site I still return to work
on my passion for property.
I wanted to share this with you, so you can see my journey
as bricklayer and how it makes me proud to been a Bricklayer!
You will find Nigel all over the web site and has often been
mistaken for me No "I'm the scruffy one with hair!