Last week the team were privileged to receive a commission from the All England Lawn Tennis Club to create a curved ice wall incorporating the Wimbledon logo as a backdrop for the presentation of the champions’ trophies at the annual winners’ ball. The sculpture was first assembled in the studio and then carefully disassembled and moved to the Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane to be reset for the big occasion.
All the Wimbledon champions were photographed in front of the wall. Here you can see the men’s singles champion Roger Federer standing with the silver gilt cup in front of the Hamiltons’ handiwork which sparkles spectacularly under the lights. By all accounts, Roger was still partying hard at 2am when the team arrived to dismantle the ice. Hopefully Andy Murray was slightly feeling better by this point.
Although the majority of frozen creations are sculpted by hand, there are some instances when technical precision is absolutely paramount. With regard to things like logos, clients often supply computer files that can be turned into readable content for the CNC router which replicates the original by cutting the exact shapes and measurements into a slab of ice. Take a look at the video below to see it in action.