If Georgian simplicity was the organizing principle inside the house of Jamb owner Will Fisher, then outside Will became Liberace. The piece de resistance of his secret garden is the gated Italianate pond adorned with architectural fragments - the antique fountain bought in Reggio Emilia, Italy and is surrounded by his collection of 18th-century keystones and capitals.
The garden of his London terrace may be ideal for a game of cricket but measuring 20ft wide and 125feet long the garden presented a great design challenge as Will says; ‘I knew we needed to break the length down into separate spaces, so I built the pond at the back as a focal point. After that I just filled it with whatever seemed right. I always think a garden looks better full’
And why not fill it with some Coade work. Jamb reproduce beautiful marble and stone garden ornaments and have also been proud to represent Coade garden sculpture for many years now. These stunning pieces would accompany an accomplished garden design of any scale.
Coade stone was originally made in 1769 at the Coade factory in London, under the guidance of Eleanor Coade, who employed some of the finest artists of the day to produce objects and sculptures for houses, gardens and public spaces. But when the factory closed in 1840 the formula and techniques for making coade stone were lost. After extensive research and experimentation, Steven Pettifer has rediscovered that formula, and now produces high quality coade stone with a ceramic body that is extremely durable and resistant to weathering.
Working alongside Coade Ltd. means that Jamb are now able to produce bespoke sculptures and objects, both large and small scale, for interior and exterior spaces.