Norman Shaw, probably along with Wm Morris and GE Street, was probably one of the main influencers of the Arts & Crafts Movement. He spanned the gap between the Gothic Revival and the A's & C's, influencing the generation of architect / designers who followed. One of Shaw's key roles was designing the development of the residential west London district of Bedford Park, built mainly in the old English / 'Queen Anne' style. This really was the model for many later Arts & Crafts experiments with 'garden suburbs'.
The church he built at Bedford Park, shown below, is still a stunning piece of Arts & Crafts architecture, with one of the most memorable interiors. Following the theft of two of the large (2 ft high)ornate copper altar candlestands, we were asked by the church architects to help with their replacement. In the end we organised the whole job replacing the missing two with identical pieces.
These candlesticks were very complicated to make, even producing full size drawings was not an easy job. The candlesticks had to be turned in several sections, joined & soldered invisibly. The two new ones and four originals were all polished like new, so they were indistinguishable from each other, and are aging naturally now. And polishing over 100 years of copper aging upto to a new finish was no easy task either. They are all back in situ on the altar, shown below. We received the warmest thanks for a job well done. Mid 1998.