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Dartington, Devon, pipe organ case carvings by Laurent Robert woodcarver

New carvings in lime wood for the 1969 pipe organ designed for Dartington College of Arts by Organ builder Roger Yates

  carved and gilded pipe shades  in lime wood in heraldic style by Laurent Robert Woodcarver
 middle flat, carved and gilded pipe shades  in lime wood in heraldic style by Laurent Robert Woodcarver
 flat, carved and gilded pipe shades  in lime wood in heraldic style by Laurent Robert Woodcarver

The pipe organ was built in 1969 for the Dartington School of Arts, in Devon, England, by Roger Yates organ builder. William Drake completed this instrument in 2012 and Thomas Trotter organist performed a recital opening in the owner's music room, the gilded pipe shades were carved be me and the gilding by artist John Brennan.

About Roger Yates organ builder:

Roger Yates was born in 1905, he became an organ builder when apprenticed to Henry Willis in London from 1922 until 1928.In 1928 he purchased the organ building business of C. F. Lloyd in Nottingham where he worked until
1937 when he moved to Bodmin, Cornwall taking several of his employees with him. In
1946, he moved to the Old Rectory, Michaelstowe, Cornwall where he worked on his own
until 1972. Roger Yates built his last pipe organ for the Church of St Andrew in Stogursey, Somerset in England, William Drake, assisted him to complete the instrument.

 

 

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