Jamie Jacobs at the British Association of Victorian Studies

CREAte member and PhD student Jamie Jacobs took part in this year’s British Association of Victorian Studies conference on Victorian Patterns at the University of Exeter. She presented a paper titled ‘Pugin’s Pattern-Driven Carving at the Houses of Parliament’, where she looked at AWN Pugin’s procurement of architectural casts of medieval examples for use at the Thames Bank Workshops. Here, these casts were used with steam-driven carving machinery to produce multiple reproductions at once. This investigation ties into her own research on Pugin’s attitude to technology and his use of contemporary machinery to make objects in the gothic style.