Sunday, 21 December 2008

Nick Fleming

"Nails from the frame of a print of Grosvenor Square dated 1789 by engraver R.Pollard."

Jilly's Nails

Some nails from France..Rue de la Chauvellerie, Loches, Indre et Loire to be precise.
They amazing fell onto the table and spelt out my name...!
Thank you Jilly Jargon.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Faye Dunlop

A nail from Faye.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Newton's Nails

Two great rusty nail finds from Jamie Newton.
Orenco Section of the Hillsboro in Washington county in the state of Oregon in the USA.
Very precise location.
W122 degrees 54' 09.50"
N45degrees 31'50.85"

Lucy's nail

"Straight from my toolbox"

PLGs Nail

A copper nail from PLG..instructions to leave it outside to get verdigris...

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Nails from West Pier, Brighton

Many thanks to Sarah for this great collection of nails saved from the beach at Brighton after the West Pier was damaged by storms on 29th December 2002.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Stephanie Bennett

From wood from a bonefire on November 5th, which happened in a garden in Widnes, Cheshire.
These nails had to be retrieved from the hot ashes and cooled off.

Rebecca Duffin

Given to her by Lauren.

Neil Bennett

Found in the gutter in Millpoint, Manchester (red light area).

Fiona Burnett

Found in Berry Street on a midnight walk.

April Black

From "Grandad's box of rusty Nails."

Rochelle Davidson


Phoebe Myers

Extracted from Phoebe's copious collection of clutter.
to be precise from the tray on top of the dryer in garage.

Ryan C

Fell from the scaffold in town.

Julia Taylor

From a Garden fence in Holmes Chapel.

Lauren Colbeck

Found in the wall of Victoria Station, Manchester.

Interactive Arts

A fine selection of rusty nails from the first year Interactive Arts students.
I will photograph them individually and credit the contributors.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Michael Leigh

Michael Leigh

Michael found me this nail outside the Old Curiosity Shop in Northwich, he had to look for quite a while before he found one.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Rusty nail from USA

I have started collecting rusty nails for a project I am doing with the Special Collections at MMU.
In the collection they have a small collection of bent and rusty nails that are archived.
I decided to start my own collection of nails from anyone who would like to donate a rusty nail along with its story.
John M Bennett kindly sent me this one.
"This rusty nail was from my old cold frame, which was blown apart by Hurrican Ike, in September 2008..."

Nail from John M bennett

Close Up of the nail.