NEED A BELL? GIVE ME A RING!
Bell founder David Snoo Wilson isn’t exactly wearing traditional costume – which is appropriate, because his metal-working techniques are far from old-fashioned.
He has a welder’s leather apron, firefighter’s boots and a 1950s US Navy foul weather hat. This bizarre costume is his protective clothing in the Ore & Ingot travelling foundry that he runs with his partner Jo Lathwood. He has been experimenting with different alloys to traditional bell bronze, changing the pitch and the timbre of the bells that he casts. ‘I’m curious to try as many variations as possible,’ he says.