Wards of Bristol have created the famous blue heritage plaques. These traditional bronze plaques are seen on historic buildings throughout the country. Read the case study.
Wards of Bristol specialise in custom designed hand modelled and painted 3D plaques. The skill of artisans and engineers is combined to form solid bronze, aluminium or fibreglass into a living 3D relief.
Plaques may be finished in different ways including gold leaf (gilding), hand painting or a combination of oxidised dark toning with bright linishing.
Such bespoke plaques are commissioned in much the same way as a portrait, sculpture or another piece of art is commissioned. Depending on the subject, historic research may be necessary, from detail such as typical décor for the era, hair colour and appropriate cloud formations for a landscape are often researched by our passionate artists who pay minute attention to historical detail.