Project Description

Lucy Cavendish College

As an Alumnae of Lucy Cavendish, it was a privilege to be asked to find an artist for a new set of gates celebrating the establishment of new college accommodation for mature students with families. Lucy Cavendish is unique in having been established for mature women students who have missed out on further education due to lack of opportunity. It was agreed, with the college steering committee, that Bex Simon would be the best blacksmith to tackle the project. As an artist who brings uniquely organic designs into her work, the gates and railings became an extension of the landscaped gardens offering security for the young children who live here and a femininity and lightness that has become an extension to the garden and not a barrier.

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