Ellie from the University of Lancaster was set th task of organizing their 1920's Speak Easy Ball. With pictures of gangsters, a prohibition bar in the room; even the front entrance doors to the venue had various prohibition signs: 'Closed', 'No Alcohol Served Here' and so forth, the scene was set. Ellie wanted something big and dramatic for guests to be confronted with just inside the Speak Easy doors - visible so everyone would see it as they walk-in and instantly recognizable for the era.
Ellie chose a Saxophone to be the symbol of the Speak Easy bar - a Vodka Luge Saxophone.
Carved from a single ice block measuring 1m tall by 1/2m wide (and around 20-stone before carving) we selected an image of a Saxophone of the 1920's and proceeded to carve that design. We are always conscious that the most intricate and delicate elements of an ice sculpture will always melt first in a warm room. Carving the actual Saxophone Vodka Luge keys we knew would not last, so we carved them as snow-filled keys. These would last longer than physical keys. The main aspect of any ice sculpture carving is to give an impression of the real item. The shape and design was (we hope) instantly recognizable as a Saxophone Vodka Luge.
We drilled a single channel from the top of the Vodka Luge, inserted a plastic tube/sheaf an then created the exit approximately half-way down. Ellie purchased 100 Ice Shot Glasses for her guests to obtain the Real Vodka Luge Experience. We also supplied a drain bucket, instructions how to use the luge, measuring shot glasses, a bucket for the used ice shot glasses and napkins for guest to hold their ice shot glasses and of course to dry their hands afterwards.
No. of Ice Blocks - ONE
Item - Ice Sculpture or Vodka Luge
Format - Portrait
Height - 1m x 1/2m wide
Text - No
Delivery to venue - Yes
Complete set-up of sculpture at venue - Yes
Lighting included - Yes
Lighting set-up created for you at venue - Yes
Drain Tray - Yes
Thick-bore Tubing - Yes
12-point Check Assessment - Yes