The Goddess Nike continues to develop. She is shown here, still in the workshop. Her right arm is not finished yet or correctly orientated, it needs to be pointing more to the right or East when she is mounted on the base. The arm and hand will be removed from Nike and finished by hand and then reattached at the correct angle. The left hand will have the sword fitted when in position.
At the moment Nike is clay over a wooden sub frame so they are unable to ‘bake’ her. Instead Rotherham’s are applying coats of yacht varnish as this will help to seal in the moisture and prevent cracking so that they are able to transport the model to Horndean.
The model will not be as shiny as she is in the picture.
We are looking forward to welcoming Mr Adrian Buckley from J Rotherham who will be bringing Nike to Horndean within a few weeks.
Please do come to Merchistoun Hall to view her when she arrives and give us feedback.