Sunday, 13 November 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
These were fun to do. The one on the left is partly made from an old wine crate and the one on the right uses a really old door and Bakelite knob I've been meaning to do something with for years. The starfish and fish are both cut from a genuine piece of blue painted teak driftwood.
Sunday, 31 July 2011
In 2012 I hope to launch a completely different and new range of furniture. It will be like nothing I've done before and a million miles away from my current work. It absolutely won't replace that but will be in addition to the work I've always done. I'm really excited about this new venture and wish I could say more. At the moment its going through the early stages of prototyping and production costing but if all goes to plan I hope to launch the first piece some time next year.
Watch this space!
Here's my latest finished piece, commissioned by some lovely customers in West Putney, London. They were a delight to work with and I'm very much looking forward to seeing some photos of the piece in situ in their beautiful home. It's quite a big piece standing 2 metres tall and pretty hefty. All made from reclaimed timber, the sides, top and bottom are Victorian pine floorboards and the door knobs and catches likely date from a similar era. Sad to see this one go but its gone to a good home and the customers love it which is all that matters!
I've always tried to use only reclaimed timber and found objects in my work (and will always continue to do so for the highly bespoke pieces or quirky originals) but I'm about to bring out a small range of wall cupboards that will use new wood, but always from sustainable sources. I thought it would be interesting to introduce a line of furniture that was still highly original and quirky but also great value for money.
If these prove popular I will gradually extend and develop this range.
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Here's another piece I've been meaning to add for some time. This was a very special commission and originally designed to sit on another piece of my furniture. The customer's brief was to design and make a jewellery box. Thankfully I was given a free hand and never one to do things by halves I wanted to give it a hint of the theatrical (after all wearing jewellery is all about dressing up!) so with the grand doors and glowing lights I hope it has a tiny flavour of the Busby Berkley about it.
Monday, 18 July 2011
Here's a child's wardrobe I made about 6 years ago. Been meaning to get in touch with the customer for ages to ask if she could send some photos (many thanks Sarah!). I just finished making the piece before we moved house, so in all the hiatus I didn't get around to taking any pics. Lovely setting!
Friday, 15 July 2011
Here's my tall green cupboard, currently residing in Demelza's Gallery, Church Street, Falmouth (www.demelzasgallery.com). That's one of my clocks too, on the right and one of Jane's paintings above that.