Production Specifics

Typical products include the creation of original wooden patterns for cast iron, aluminium and bronze. Pollock Davies also do wood carving and mould making for resin and fibre glass. Typical clients include architects, foundries and conservation organisations. It’s best for clients to get in touch with a sketch or a drawing which can be used as a starting point for discussion. Clients are welcome to visit Pollock Davies at the workshop to discuss a project or make a visit during production however they cannot have access to machines or equipment.

Turnaround TimeProject Dependent
Starting Cost£100-£500
Production Access by appointment
File Typespdf, jpeg


Quebec Yellow Pine Lime Wood Hardwood Softwood Fibreglass Rubber Plastic


Carving Wooden Patternmaking Mould Making


Band Saw Planer Thicknesser Table Saw Lathe Woodworking Tools Universal pattern miller

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Company History

After studying Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art, Ruth had an interest in woodcarving and through working with her retired colleague Robert Pollock, she learned about patternmaking for cast metals. She spent 2 years as a Craft Fellow with Historic Scotland studying architectural patternmaking and woodcarving. In 2007 Ruth became self employed and when Robert Pollock retired she took over his business and became Pollock Davies in 2013. Whilst working alongside Robert as an apprentice he taught Ruth the skills and knowledge which have allowed her to continue patternmaking using woodworking which is a traditional skill that has almost been lost in Scotland as the number of patternmakers working in foundries quickly declines. Ruth saw that there is still a demand for the type of items she produces from the conservation sector and architects, this has enabled her to continue the business and help preserve traditional patternmaking as an available service for clients based in Scotland and the wider UK.

Client List

BAE Systems
Historic Scotland
Thomas Johnston
Lost Art Ltd
Eura Conservation
A J Sillars
Edinburgh Cast Metals
Laings Foundry Edinburgh
Ballantines of Bo'ness
Specialised Castings
Page\Park Architects

Contact Pollock Davies

ContactRuth Davies
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Address30 Lime Road, Broadmeadow Estate, Dumbarton, G82 2RP
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