Sunday, 28 August 2011

Chinese Art Centre.

At the Chinese Art Centre in Manchester the Public are invited to bring in Broken Objects or Obsolete Trivia which have been made in China. If the Craftsmen think they can make the objects look good, they will then work on them and apply Gold Leaf to them to make them decorative.

The Chinese Art Centre.

Each Object is cleaned and coated with a very thin coat of Clay and the left to dry.The sticks are there to help dry out each object both inside and out. "Very delicate work". Some things with wooden type handles have been painted with blackboard paint ready for the next part in the process.

The Chinese Art Centre.

The objects that have been covered in Clay are now dry and have been covered in a clear sticky glue and are waiting for the technicians to start Gilding with Gold Coloured Leaf to make them Saleable. As you can see some of the objects have all ready been done.

The Chinese Art Centre.

This is the Gilding Section of the Work Shop. The card board keeps the Gold Leaf of the Table making it easier to work with.

The Chinese Art Centre.

These are some of the Articles that have been Gilded. What are they worth?  The Chinese Bookkeeper works out the amount of time the object took to Gild. Then puts a price on them. Then the public can buy them back if they want. The Plastic 6inch Ruler (top right ) now gilded works out about £7. I asked what kind of Gold they were using, and was told (Dutch Gold). Researched Dutch Gold on the Net, and found that (Dutch Gold Leaf) has no Gold in it. It's made from Copper and Brass with a bit of Zinc thrown in. It is for sale in Craft Shops in Holland.

Friday, 26 August 2011

I Love Manchester Day.

In Manchester it's  ( I Love Manchester Day. )  today  the 26th of August 2011. After the terrible time for Shop Keepers in the City by looters and young people and a night of terrible violence with extensive damage perpetrated by the mindless few. The City is trying to get back on track to be a Top City in the UK. This Poster has been pasted all over Manchester. Over 300 people have arrested and are being jailed.t

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Manchester Day

In the Exploration of Mythical Lands and Beasts Section, this Beast appears. It's hands have been shackled, so it looks as if it's been Captured. I think it has something to do Ireland?

Friday, 19 August 2011

The Manchester Day

These are the Ghouls and Goolies from the Under world. They managed to scare the Children, and quite a few Grown Ups who hoped they don't see one of their relatives in the line up. Ha Ha.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Manchester Day

Manchester's Italian Contingent Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Garibaldi's Unification  of Italy.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Manchester Day Parade

Is it an Iggily or a  Woggily or a Runaway Star, who knows?. But it does amuse the Children, so "lets" let it be. "Thinks to self," I wouldn't like to have, had to Pump it up. LOL.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

The Manchester Day

This Monster is from Outer Space and seems to enjoy eating people. It likes plenty of Protein, but no Carbohydrates. It's trying to keep it's weight down. Ha Ha.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Manchester Day Parade

The Acrobatics on this Float has to be seen to be Believed. One false move and the Performer will hit the Ground with a Dull Thud. You have admire her Bravery.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Manchester Day Parade

These Brazilian Dancers give their all to the Music and Beating Drums in an amazing Whirl of Coloured Feathers. The Manchester Crowds loved them.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Manchester Day Parade

The Cultural Diversity is amazing. We have lots of communities happy to live in Manchester. As we can see here they love to Dance, Including this Classy 10ft Tall Lady bringing Sun Shine to the City.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Manchester Day

The "Mythical Firebird" this was designed by Manchester's School of Samba's Group.  It is surrounded by the Samba being Danced in the Sun Shine around the Fire Bird.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Manchester Day Parade

The Newton Heath Loco's Eco Group have built this Model of a Steam Engine that used to be built in Newton Heath in the past. Manchester has always been big in the Engineering Trades.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Manchester Day Parade

Achievement through sport,this is the message this Giant Footballer gives out. With the hope that the "Youth of Today will take the hint and slim their obese bodies down by playing more sport?