Training was always an important part of Professor Robert Bakers’ workshop practice.
He taught us new modelling and casting techniques and spent time with us looking
in detail at masterpieces like this Simoni Martini annunciation. Above is the fired
clay made in 1984 that is prepared with gesso and gilded and now awaiting a free
moment to be painted using the tempera.The pictures right show part of the Roman
memorial to Julius Vitalis armourer. This half sized copy (1997) is in two parts
and I have painted the right side using what I believe to be authentic colours and
medium. The left hand stone incorporates a Roman style repair . Newly carved and
painted it was used as a demonstration piece at the Roman Baths Museum and then
left to weather along with the fresco left. The standard bearer left is also from
the museum and awaiting an opportunity to be painted in the Roman style.