{"title": "new icon","images":[{"caption":"The oak panel came from Carpenter Ian Fay of Sherborne in Dorset ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_1.JPG"},{"caption":"The carpenter signed the panel ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_2.JPG"},{"caption":"The gessoed panel ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_3.jpg"},{"caption":"The gessoed panel ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_4.JPG"},{"caption":"The first inscribing ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_5.JPG"},{"caption":"Using string to make a simple protractor ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_6.JPG"},{"caption":"St Thomas’ halo is inscribed ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_7.JPG"},{"caption":"Transferring the image; icons are quite geometrical ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_8.JPG"},{"caption":"Choosing the pigments to mix with egg yolk ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_9.JPG"},{"caption":"Testing the mixed paint ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_10.JPG"},{"caption":"The face of St Thomas begins to appear ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_11.JPG"},{"caption":"Inscribing the rest of the image ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_12.JPG"},{"caption":"St Thomas will be holding a scroll ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_13.jpg"},{"caption":"A parishioner makes the first mark with a prayer ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_14.JPG"},{"caption":"<em>IkonJohn</em> likes to paint the eyes first ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_15.jpg"},{"caption":"<em>IkonJohn</em> likes to paint the eyes first ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_16.jpg"},{"caption":"Icons are made with various ‘fields’ of color to which are applied details or highlights ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_171.jpg"},{"caption":"Icons are made with various ‘fields’ of color to which are applied details or highlights ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_181.jpg"},{"caption":"The face with its various layers of highlights ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_191.jpg"},{"caption":"The robes are inscribed ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_201.jpg"},{"caption":"A smaller prototype icon is worked on at the same time ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_211.jpg"},{"caption":"The first wash or float of the robes ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_22.jpg"},{"caption":"Checking the squares of 24kt gold leaf ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_23.jpg"},{"caption":"Some gilding is applied ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_24.jpg"},{"caption":"Some gilding is applied ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_25.jpg"},{"caption":"The prototype completed ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_26_prototype.jpg"},{"caption":"The prototype is used to help make the full sized version ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_27.jpg"},{"caption":"Preparing the halo ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_28.jpg"},{"caption":"The halo ready for gilding ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_29.jpg"},{"caption":"Gilding the halo ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_30.jpg"},{"caption":"The halo is gilded ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_31.jpg"},{"caption":"Applying the second highlight to the arms and hands ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_322.jpg"},{"caption":"Applying more highlights to the robes ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_331.jpg"},{"caption":"The final highlights to the hands and arms ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_341.jpg"},{"caption":"The final highlights to the hands and arms ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_351.jpg"},{"caption":"Applying the field of the rest of the robes ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_361.jpg"},{"caption":"Applying the field of the rest of the robes ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_37.jpg"},{"caption":"The scale of the icon becomes clear ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_38.jpg"},{"caption":"Applying the first highlight to the outer robe ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_39.jpg"},{"caption":"Here you can see the difference with the various highlights laid one upon the other ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_40.jpg"},{"caption":"The background is prepared for gilding ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_41.jpg"},{"caption":"Gilding ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_42.jpg"},{"caption":"The icon is almost completed ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_43.jpg"},{"caption":"A visit from a parishioner who prays with IkonJohn ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_44.JPG"},{"caption":"Writing the inscriptions – they are in Greek and English ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_45.jpg"},{"caption":"The ‘A’ is written on St Thomas’ Day, December 21 2016 ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_46.jpg"},{"caption":"The final letter is written on Christmas Day 2016 ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_47.jpg"},{"caption":"The inscription completed ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_48.jpg"},{"caption":"On the back, the iconographer writes a dedication – part of the Saint Thomas Church archive ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_49.jpg"},{"caption":"The icon is complete ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_50.jpg"},{"caption":"Some of the parishioners of Exeter Cathedral with their gift to us ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_51.jpg"},{"caption":"“Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” (John 20:28-29) ","src":"https://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/photos/Image_52.jpg"}]}