Railing Pattern

Patternmaking

Pollock Davies specialise in wood patterns for castings in iron, bronze, brass and aluminium. We work closely with foundries to produce accurate patterns from existing drawings or designed in partnership with our clients. It is also possible to repair or recondition old patterns or castings for use as new.

We can also produce patterns in resins, fibreglass, plasters and other materials - whatever is suitable for each particular job.

Woodcarving

All kinds of woodcarving jobs are happily undertaken. Whether it is for a presentation piece, sculpture, restoration, conservation, family crests or any other item you may require, all woodcarvings are produced with care, attention to detail, and finished to the highest standards.

A special interest in historical woodcarving designs allows for sympathetic and accurate reproductions where necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any requests you may have - we work closely with clients to realise their ideas, producing a beautiful finished object that everyone is delighted with.

Mould Making and Castings

We provide mould making and casting services in fibreglass, resins, rubber, plaster and cold cast metals. Most usually for art objects or sculptures, but also for anything from ship’s badges to signwork.

Woodturning

Our woodturning skills are often used for patternmaking, for example to make bollards or cylindrical parts. However we can also fulfill orders for one-off items such as to match spindles from original staircases etc. Presentation bowls and other items are also available made to order.

Bespoke Items

Anything is possible - we have experience in everything from sculptures to traditional signs, to presentation plaques and heraldic crests. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your idea - we will be happy to help produce your item to a high level of craftsmanship.

Restoration and Conservation

Pollock Davies are experienced in the repair and restoration of historic carved frames where careful treatment of the wood and use of the correct materials is especially important. We will carry out any research necessary to make sure the item is restored sympathetically. Damaged woodcarvings, furniture, mouldings etc are brought back to life with care and a keen eye for detail.

kelvingrove railing

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Handrails

Patterns for railings which depict the separate symbols of Glasgow's Coat of Arms - the salmon and the ring, Kentigern's bell, the robin, and an oak leaf to represent the oak tree, . read more ›

Eastfield Crest

Eastfield Bowling Club Memorial Plaque

A commission to carve a commemorative plaque which was hand carved and painted to a design requested by the club's committee. read more ›

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Heraldic Crests

Examples of hand carved family crests made as patterns for casting. read more ›

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Cast Iron Gate Pattern

This pattern was reproduced from pieces of a large gate which had been badly broken up. We re-drew and made the new pattern to accurately match the original. read more ›