Curriculum Vitae, Charles Normandale

Wheely Down Forge Ltd
Wheely Down Road
Warnford Southampton
Hampshire SO32 3LG
T: 01730 829300
M: 07798573122


2012 Tonypandy Cup, Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

2007: Silver Medal, Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

1997: Design award for The Halifax Gates, Winchester College, Hampshire

1993: Freedom of the City of London

1991: Diploma of Merit, Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

1985: Addy Taylor Cup. British Artist Blacksmith Association

1985: Award for restoration of the Lutyens Gates, Simpact House, Hampshire


Selected recent works

2017 J P Joule Sculpture, Sale, Manchester Competition winner
Going into production

2016 New gate at St Cross, Winchester
Master’s Garden Gate at the Hospital of St. Cross and Almshouses of
Noble Poverty, Winchester

2016 Gates at St George’s Garrison Church, Woolwich
New thematic/decorative gates and railings for the west end of the Royal Garrison Church, Woolwich, London.

2016 The New War
Selected piece for the Transition Exhibition, being hosted as part of Ypres International Blacksmithing Event 2016 Belgium, then exhibited in Hereford Cathedral November 2017

2015 Silver Shoon Guildford. Competition winner
Large site specific public artwork for Woodbridge Meadows.

2014 Building Peace Through the Arts. Ballyconnell. Co. Cavan, Eire. Shortlisted Landmark sculpture

2013 Sculpture for Tipner Interchange, Portsmouth Commission
Large site related landmarks celebrating local history and environs for installation in 2014.

2013 Wine Cellar Doors, Bronze Front Door and Entrance & Pedestrian Gates Created for a new mansion in Huddersfield

2012 Aspire Commission
Three meter high mild steel organic form symbolising aspiration and growth.

2011 Rivulet
Forty eight meters of mild steel wave-like sculptural railings inspired by the nearby River Itchen. With stainless steel entrance markers creating points of tension and two pedestrian archways it creates an enclosure for a Local Authority new build in Portswood, Southampton.

2011 Soaraway
One meter tall bronze sculpture symbolising growth, renewal, regeneration and flight.

2010 Inspirit
Three meter by two and a half meter suspended flight of abstract stainless steel birds
symbolising knowledge turning fleeting thoughts into great ideas. Created for the atrium of a new library, Durlston Court School in Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire.

2010 Ascending
Three meter high stainless steel suspended sculpture for the North Transept of Winchester Cathedral as part of the Hyde 900 Exhibition. Ascending is a contemporary interpretation of an artefact found on the site of Hyde Abbey.

2009 Shark Balustrade
Full size, stainless steel repoussé sculptural shark form for a prestigious maritime location in Jersey.

2009 Across the Sun and Moon International competition winner
Nine meter high entrance sculpture incorporating lighting for New Downe Hospital, Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Inspired by a study of sunrise and sunset over nearby Strangford Lough.

2008 A Twister Twisting International competition winner
Stainless steel sculptural water feature for the recently restored Castle Park Walled Garden, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Inspired by an anonymous Victorian tongue twister that linked the local linen and fishing industries.

2008 Tails of Flight International competition winner
A ten meter high mild and stainless steel sculpture for Newcastle seafront, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The inspirational source was the pioneering air flight made by Harry Ferguson with a maritime twist.

2007 Wave Entrance Sculptures Competition winner
Two sculptures incorporating lighting for Southsea town centre. Ten and seven meters in height, created in mild and stainless steel with computer controlled lighting effects. The inspirational source was a photographic study of wave spume.

2007 Bronze Front Door, Barcelona
Bronze front door and central balustrade, with the flavour of Gaudi for an apartment in Barcelona, overlooking Gaudi’s Casa Milå on Passeo de Gracia.

2006 Fish Sculpture
Two meter high stainless steel and Kirkstone green slate sculpture for Winchester Cathedral. Inspired by archaeological discoveries, the uncovering of a water source and the ancient Christian symbol of fish.

2006 Water Balustrade
Sculptural bronze balustrade leading to the viewing gallery of a refurbished Arts and Craft house overlooking the Beaulieu River from which came its inspiration.

2006 Sailgate
Stainless steel sail shaped sculptural dock gate with motorised opening mechanism for a hammerhead pontoon on the Beaulieu River.

2006 The Spirits of Lowestoft International competition winner
Landmark sculpture for central Lowestoft in mild and stainless steel at nine meters in height. Research into the migration of peoples between Lowestoft and Denmark and Hans Anderson’s story of the Wild Swans inspired the piece.

2005 Mariners’ Memorial
Chancel Screens, Titanic Screens and external railings Competition winner
Three public art pieces within the ruins of Holy Rood Church in Southampton now designated the national Mariners’ Memorial. The Chancel Screen and integral gates have a flock of seagulls flying through, symbolising the souls of mariners.

2005 Balustrade and Entrance Gates
Fifty two meters of internal balustrade in mild steel and ‘Gothic’ finish for a new-build celebrity mansion with complementary entrance gates.

2003 Palm Tree
Seven meter high mild steel palm tree created the Chelsea Flower Show.


Selected ecclesiastical commissions

Candle screens, two candle trees and candle stand
Winchester College Chapel, St Michael’s Chapel and The Chantry
To illuminate the sculptures of the Madonna and Child by Peter Eugene Ball in the three locations.

Derby Cathedral.
Two meter high Paschal Candlestick in mild steel and bronze to commemorate the past Dean Ron Beddoes.

Sculptural security screens
St. Mary’s Church, Eastwell

Sculptural security screen for the ruined church tower of St. Mary’s Church, Eastwell
Park in Kent. Five meters high by three meters wide in white oak, mild steel and bronze.

Entrance screens, chandeliers and altar cross
St John the Baptist Church, Harpenden

Two meter tall, wall mounted altar cross and six chandeliers for Harpenden Church in North London. Sculptural door handles and screens each side of the main entrance.

Winchester Cathedral

Arbour in mild steel for the Dean Garnier Garden, Winchester Cathedral.

Sculptural security screens
St John’s Church Stanmore London

Security screens for the ruined church of St John the Evangelist.

Screens to create a private area of prayer
Rochester Cathedral

Five glazed screens and doorway to form a private area of prayer in the crypt of Rochester Cathedral in mild steel, bronze and beech.


Selected historical commissions

Tower of London
Lion head rope holders
Numerous handrails
Oil lighters
Iron clad chest

Hampton Court
Door grille

Kensington Palace
Brass lamps and brackets above the King’s Staircase

Simpact House
Restoration of the Lutyens Gates

Great Tangley Manor
Decorative 13th Century reproduction hinges

Cosby Hall
Three gilded weathervanes at 2.5 and 3 meters tall
Window and door furniture

Highgate Cemetery
Tyler Mausoleum door