Metalcraft was approached by landscape architects, Gross Max, to create unique screens for the entrance to this historic area.
Metalcraft was sent concept drawings and designs and tasked with developing these ideas and aspirations to make an aesthetically stunning but functional screen worthy of this landmark.
Metalcrafts design team proposed cast iron tiles to be bolted together to construct the screen. Individual patterns for the tiles were created from which castings were manufactured and used to complete this project. A steel beam above with laser cut lettering, spaced away from the beam, was used to form the sign.
Potters Fields is a small public park situated in the London Borough of Southwark. The name originates from the many potters who lived and worked in the area in the 17th and 18th centuries. Originally named ‘Potts Field’ the area dates back to its first use on a London map in 1681 when the area was the hub of the English Delftware trade. The first named pottery in the Potters Fields Park records is Pickleherring Pottery which was built and run by a young Dutchman Christian Willhelm in 1618 and located roughly where City Hall stands today.
Visitors to the area are now greeted by this modern impressive entrance to compliment its interesting past.