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Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch – Auction Items

Please place your bids here for these stunning items made generously in aid of the Soldiers’ Charity by Carlyn Lindsay, Helen Bailey and Reg Hawthorne.

Carlyn Lindsay lot 66, ‘The Orb’

Carlyn has designed and created her interpretation of one part of the Crown Jewels, the Orb, bringing it into the 21st century.
Made from English and Scottish Sycamore together with Carlyn’s signature laminated veneers and 24 carat gold leaf.
This Orb comprises seven elements representing the 7 continents of the modern world: the Northern and Southern hemispheres, separated with an equatorial band of lamination.
The pole caps marked with ornate laminated pieces; the North Pole finial decorated with a gleaming gold bead reflecting the light of our sun emitting a flare of energy.
Open the orb and inside a guilded sun bowl contrasts with the darkest sky. Size: 18.5 cm high x 13 cm diameter

Carlyn’s work is design led and inspirational, she is known for her bold and innovative use of coloured veneers which she laminates with hard wood to create striped blocks which she then turns, creating both functional items for the home and exhibition pieces.
Central to Carlyn’s work is purity of form together with a demonstration of high levels of technical skills.
Her work is informed by her studies through her designer-maker degree but has many influences; not least was her growing up in Glasgow around ship building.
Her work is sophisticated and elegant with no detail skimped upon so that quality and function is absolute.
Carlyn began her business as a Designer-Maker with help from the Princes Youth Business Trust in 1989.
In 2004 a bursary from the Worshipful Company of Turners funded a new lathe, enabling her to further develop her work. She is a regular demonstrator and teacher. A winner of numerous awards and bursaries, her work is included in private collections and galleries all over the UK and abroad.

Helen Bailey lot 65, ‘Coronation Bowl’

“The Coronation bowl is made from Sycamore and turned to a thickness of two millimetres. I have a series which I call ribbon bowls and the remit for this piece falls into that category. The red, blue and white of the sycamore were chosen to represent the colours of the union jack. The gold colour signifies the gold braids on the kings uniform.”

Helen Bailey is a woodturner from Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. Helen has demonstrated her skills at clubs all across the UK, Ireland and America. She has gained a reputation internationally for her work through her demonstrating in the virtual and physical world. The work Helen creates is meticulous in its detail and making very highly sought after and recognisable as her genre of work.

Reg Hawthorne lot 62 ‘Ukrainian Egg’

The egg was made in admiration of the iron will of Ukrainians to resist being invaded. The wood used is mainly iron wood decorated on the outside using the blue/yellow of the countries flag. A swag of brass bullet holes are draped around the egg coloured as before yellow and blue. The Egg opens to reveal Small metal soldier proudly holding up his flag. The egg is mounted on an ornamental decorated threaded box decorated on the outside and inside, Overall height 7 inches

The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, Thursday 30th March 2023,

Book a Ticket

Join us at Guildhall and indulge in delicious curries with unlimited beer and wine.

Rub shoulders with senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Crown.

Bid on money-can’t-buy prizes in our silent auction or try your luck with our prize draw.

Visit the stalls run by the Livery Companies of the City of London.

Buy a glass or bottle of Pol Roger Champagne to win a diamond and gold pendant.

Buy a cocktail with a chance to win a bespoke watch.

Check out our Authors’ Room where several well-known authors will be selling and signing their latest books.

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