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When Christopher Lawrence (11) first left Benney and set up by himself he was very much under his previous employer's influence but he was soon able to vary this to his own benefit and softened the texturing considerably and produced a never ending array of varied designs. By 1973 when Lawrence had a one man exhibition at Goldsmith's Hall, Hughes said "it was his silver tableware that astonished visitors to the exhibition." Another variation on a theme that Lawrence produced was his 'magic' mushrooms. Stuart Devlin had been very successful with his novelty surprise Easter Eggs and the Christmas boxes and Lawrence continued this with his 'mushmen' in various guises when you remove the top of the mushroom.