Laser cutting tube and plate for sheffield bishop

Laser cutting tube and plate for Sheffield Bishop

Back in October 2013 one of our customers Stefan Tooke was commissioned to make a new crosier for the Bishop of Sheffield Steven Croft. A crosier is a ceremonial staff used by the Bishop, the Bishops current crosier is over 100 years old and is not allowed to leave Sheffield cathedral.

Not only will the new crosier be able to be used in ceremonies in other parishes, but the piece jointly celebrates the centenary of Harry Brearley’s discovery of stainless steel in 2013 and the centenary of the Sheffield Cathedral which was elevated from parish church status when the new diocese was created in 1914.

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Sheffield Stainless Steel Cascase

100 Year Stainless: Stainless Steel Cascade

Local Sheffield artist Lucy Coyne contacted us back in March to be a sponsor of the steel city cascade, a stainless steel sculpture to be hung from the roof of the Sheffield Winter Gardens.

The project was collaboration between Lucy and various schools within Sheffield to design and fabricate a suspended sculpture. It is centre piece to the Sheffield Children’s Festival but also incorporates the 100 year stainless steel celebrations.

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Centenary knives - Portland Works

100 Year Stainless: Centenary Knives

Stuart Mitchell is a quality custom knife maker based in Portland Works, Sheffield. Stuart can create custom knives to any size, shape or specification.

He was commissioned to design and craft a limited run of stainless steel centennial knives. Sticking to the history of Portland Works he wanted to create a kitchen knife. Stuart came to Charles Day (Steels) to get his knife blanks laser cut, after which he crafted them into works of art.

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