This is the latest project by the same team that brought you the world's first moving chocolate sculpture "Boneshaker" and "The Ravens Voyage" – Dean Gibson, Jon Pryer, Shane Williams and Vanessa Anton. This next project is taking things to the next level with the addition of two more team members, Jian Yao – the owner of Continental Patisserie and founder and member of Team Pastry Australia. Also introducing young gun Josh Nickl from Gumnut Patisserie where he was born and raised and is developing into one of the country's top pastry chefs.
The exciting part about this project as we are trying to set a new world record for the most moving pieces of chocolate sculpture. We would not be able to do this without the support from our amazing sponsors this project has Irca/Dolba chocolate as our major sponsor, other sponsors include continental Patisserie, Iwata,
IRON SHARK is the vision of Dean Gibson–Chocolatier, Jon Pryer–Industrial Designer and Shane Williams–Videographer/Photographer.
The Iron Shark is the Imagineering of a 19th-century submarine in the style of the science fiction of Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe and H. G. Wells.
This chocolate time machine takes us back to a world where steam was the new punk and the Nautilus roamed the imagination. We see the Iron Shark nearing completion of the slipway of some industrious maritime port with her inner workings exposed like a museum cross-sectional model. Gears, pistons and cams impart propulsion, for a voyage of exploration into the uncharted deep, coil and reciprocate in anticipation of the launch. Only the figures of workers going about their challenging tasks give life to the vast scale of this submarine leviathan.