We went to Sheffield City the other week, in search of a little gift (memento) for Kathy and Dave when they came to visit. We wanted something specifically ‘Sheffield’ and something they would get some use out of. Sheffield is famous for it’s stainless steel, so with that in mind we set off to the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, where items made of stainless steel can be bought.
While we were there we came across some rather arty farty stainless steel on display and out came my trusty camera.
Stainless steel cushion shapes that I wanted to touch, but they were in a glass case, for that very reason.
A very strange money box, featuring cutlery.
A huge sculpture that was made completely from cutlery.
What we really wanted to see was this.
This is the wedding dress that was designed and made by a woman for her daughter’s wedding last year. The under-dress is made of satin, but the complete dress is made from stainless steel. It was beautiful. They did have a sample out for touchy feely people, like me. Surprisingly, it felt much like material and not at all course.
We didn’t get anything for Kathy and Dave here. It was all a bit arty and unless you know a persons taste it’s better to get something more practical, which we did.