About this blog

The London Road Gateway Project Bath aims to improve the public realm of the stretch of London Road, between Cleveland Place junction, and Morrisons Supermarket.

Bath based artist Jane Veveris Callan has been commissioned by Bath and North East Somerset Council to create decorative designs to go onto the tree planters, and grilles that will form part of the improvements.

Jane collaborated with Alan Summers and Karen Hoy of Call of the Page, formerly known as 'With Words', to work with the community, gathering local history and stories as words, with haiku and renga poems, which have informed her resulting designs.

This blog has been created to share some of the creative process.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CorTen steel planters

Some of the CorTen steel planters are already in place.

CorTen steel is a weather resistant  steel alloy with added chromium, copper and nickel, on which a dense, tight layer of rust appears. The air and water-tight patina is formed over a period of six months, which prevents the steel from rusting any further.

The patina has a warm, natural appearance which fades from orange to brown over time. Due to the recent rain, the rust has already started to form on the planters.

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