A few year ago I wrote a blog post asking whether it was possible to retain the energy of a sketch in a piece of furniture. Today may have been a step towards that.
Right now I’m struggling with the finish of a series of landscape cabinets and would love some fresh ideas. The doors are laminated reliefs inspired by the coastal landscape. As a ‘medium’ it’s got huge potential to explore the things that … Read More
I want to make a collection of cabinets that hang on the wall like beautiful landscape paintings, whose interiors take you inside the landscape, and that everyone can see because it will go on a tour of public galleries around … Read More
When I was first training as a furniture maker I saw a print on a friend’s wall. It was a painting of a dark headland on the horizon of a grey-green sea. I want my furniture to look like that … Read More
How do you create a veneered table top? Here’s one of a series of “making of” videos now on the site. A coffee table designed to sit between two comfy cream sofas in front of the fire in the drawing … Read More
A while ago, sitting on a bridge in my local nature reserve and listening to a particularly soulful blackbird, I realized that birdsong could be a great source of inspiration for the visual design of my furniture. Now I’m about … Read More
I heard today that I have been accepted for associate membership of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. It means that my work will be appearing in their rather splendid summer show in Painswick (30/7 – 21/8.. well worth a visit) … Read More