Land, Sea and Light completed

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Created during my years spent living and working as a furniture maker on the coast of the St Davids Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, land, sea and light explores the essence of that wild Welsh landscape. It … Read More

land, sea and light

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Land, sea and light iwill be a collection of 17 white reliefs, hung as the doors of oak and beech cabinets, inspired by the cliffs and beaches of the St Davids Peninsula, Pembrokeshire. The … Read More

morning glory dining table

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My client wanted a modern, glass topped table to go in an otherwise traditional room.  So I looked at the motifs carved and inlaid into some of the other furniture. The form of the … Read More

balance music frame

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A rock climber wanted a wall unit to hold a stereo, TV and a few books.  I got interested in the way climbers balance and hang… so the piece became all about balance I … Read More

stripes dining suite

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This seriously stripy suite was made for a compact London appartment. The lovely client kept pushing me to have more fun,  I did.  

the lighhouse cabinet

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When a client arrived to discuss a cabinet for his new Georgian appartment in Clifton, Bristol, he was carefully carrying a large cardboard box. When I asked what the cabinet was for he openned … Read More

the landscape painter’s chest

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A dovetailed chest in oak and recylced mahogany for the Pembrokeshire landscape painter, John Knapp-Fisher.  This piece was commissioned by John to sit in his room under a painting that is hugely significant to … Read More

breaking wave

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With the wild waves ripping into the Pembrokeshire coastline this winter, here’s a wave-inspired dining table.  It contrasts the conventional straight legs to the left with the cascading  wave breaking down the legs to … Read More

water table

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   a coffee table in glass and  elm inspired by a still pool between boulders at low tide on Caerfai beach, St Davids, Pembrokeshire I’ve shaped the surface to accentuate the fluid figuring and … Read More

Porthmelgan sideboard

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A sideboard in native brown, pale and tiger oak, inspired by the rock strata at Porthmelgan, Pembrokeshire. It was is inspired by the layered rock formations at the little bay that sits under the … Read More

JCBs and day-flying bats

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 It’s been a week of arrivals and unexpected help.  Birds from Africa, bats from hibernation, carpenters from Tasmania, and machine tools from Milton Keynes.

Nature in Art exhibition

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delighted to have my work in the British Contemporary Crafts exhibition at the Nature in Art Gallery near Gloucester, UK,  13 Nov – 16 Dec.

rock pool collection pictures

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Here is the collection of sculptural lights and tables inspired by the tiny marine world inside a hole in a large boulder at Caer Bwdy Bay near St Davids in Pembrokeshire.

first birdsong table completed

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These are occasional tables with inscribed birdsong. Listening to a particularly soulful blackbird in Spring I started writing down his song in my sketch book, not using musical notation, but just responding to the … Read More

using burr veneer video

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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 … Read More

Birdsong Tables

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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 … Read More

leaf dining table

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A contemporary dining table echoing the tropical leaves through the dining room window. This architectural dining table was made for the ultra-modern house of a precision engineer.The client had clear ideas about the shape … Read More

may day bench

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a garden bench inspired by the surge of springtime growth. Made from untreated air-dried Englsih Oak that will weather to a distinguished silver grey in our idiosyncratic climate.  Each bench is unique in its … Read More

grace chair

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The Grace chair was specifically designed to complement the Grace computer desk – echoing its shapes, giving good lower back support, and lighting up a dark corner of the room with its vibrant green … Read More

dartmoor stream

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A cabinet in English Cherry and Walnut inspired by a Dartmoor stream In more sense than one I wanted to go with the flow on this cabinet. That entrance between the doors came from … Read More

Yup’ik chair

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a contemporary windsor chair inspired by the kayaks of the Alaskan Yup’ik people. I was once lucky enough to spend time with the Yup’ik people who live on the Alaskan coast north of Bristol … Read More

Kachemak Bay

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A console table inspired by an Alaskan beach. On a damp low-clouded day in 2008 I was waiting in Homer, Alaska for a flight to go bear-watching, but we couldn’t fly because of the … Read More

wild river

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A coffee table in English sycamore inspired by wild Alaskan rivers. This low table is made from a rippling and wild-grained piece of English Sycamore which reminded me of the untamed, braided rivers of … Read More

grace desk

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The “Grace” desk was designed to house an iMac computer to be used for work and entertainment in a main living area. The client was a dancer who specifically wanted a table with no … Read More