Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Work in progress...

Preliminary sketch for my next painting:

Initial design for 'Exeter Roundel' print:

Initial design for 'Homage to Gill' print:

There are several more prints in the making too,
just not ready to show yet!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Photos for FabLab residency application

As my Rara website has inexplicably gone down, I'm posting my four application photos here for the board to view. Thankyou for considering my application.

United Downs, Mine Bowl series, solid handturned walnut bowl with tin and resin inlay based on historical map of United Downs tin mine in Cornwall

London Table, solid beech coffee table with inlaid pewter map of central London

Unlocking Cornish Potential Awards Trophies, set of 6 solid walnut trophies inlaid around all four sides with a pewter map of Cornwall

Seafood restaurant menus, tablemat and coaster set, solid reclaimed mahogany with pewter inlay based on flowing water

It's been a while...

Life is busy.

New work, new baby (!), a few exhibitions, some commissions, holidays and some experiments with digital technologies. Here's a selection of things for your perusal that I've been busying myself with over the last few years...

Sundial, solid windblown yew, pewter

Broad Barrow coffee table, private commission, stainless steel frame, etched glass

Grimspound and Scorhill occasional tables, solid sycamore, aluminium, charcoal, resin

Broad Barrow wall hook, solid bleached ash, charcoal, resin, £65

Solid oak floor tiles with pewter inlay

Grimspound, drypoint, mounted, unframed, £35

Broad Barrow, drypoint, mounted, unframed, £35

Shoveldown, drypoint, mounted, unframed, £35

We got married!

Wedding sign being routed before the inlay is fitted

Working on design for site-specific sculpture, George & Dragon

Inlay design for outdoor stone column

Installing stone column

Chilli Pepper Box, solid walnut box with pewter inlay, to match interior of client's yacht

Pine Needle tables, solid walnut, pewter, made to order, £400 ea.

Family trip to the Loire Valley

United Downs, Mine Bowl series, hand turned solid walnut, tin, resin

Wall Bench, solid sycamore, pewter

Annie, Ripper series, handprinted wallpaper 

Audience participation, Partake exhibition, Old Truman Breweries, off Brick Lane

Crane Lamp, solid walnut, aluminium, resin, stainless steel, bakelite fittings, heritage flex

Olympic Vase, spun pewter, yew bands, produced in collaboration with Wentworth's Pewter

Our little Rafe arrived, very early, but safe and sound <3

Mylor, design for a sideboard, made to order, custom inlays available, prices from £1,600

Working on milled table design in Blender

Family trip to Bruges

Inconnue, painting, acrylic on board

Galvanize exhibition, Sheffield

Quaich design, visualisation by Matthew Abbot

Summer days in Penwith <3

Monday, 10 November 2014

Bronze Age Dartmoor - Etchings

The series of prints derived from the 5 Bronze Age sites on Dartmoor I chose to focus on are (I think) pretty much ready.

This one is 'Watern Oke', an unenclosed aggregated settlement overlooking the valley of the River Tavy. It comprises 60 hut circles, many complete with hearths and lintels.

When partially excavated in 1905 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, considerable quantities of charcoal were found together with cooking stones, pottery and flint artefacts. Interestingly, one Romano-British glass bead was also recovered, suggesting more than one period of occupation. Further stone hut circles probably survive in the area north of the monument, but are buried beneath peat and can't be identified.

This print is one of a series of drypoint etchings printed in water-based printers' inks on a small home etching press. So far I've pulled 10 prints from each plate, which isn't many. Not sure how large / small to make the run yet.

On a side note, I'm off to the local show and talk session for members of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen this evening, in Ann Bruford's fantastic-looking yurt. Maybe they will have some advice about an appropriate size of print run. Hoping for some positive feedback on the whole series too. Guess I should get into the kitchen now so I can endear myself with baked-goods!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A Rural Idyll - Etsy Summer Finds

A Rural Idyll

Vintage Book Bundle - Clare De Lune - Les Oberle - Three Guineas - Virginia Woolf
Antique Wooden Sabots, Vintage Dutch Clogs
Twenty Packets of Heirloom Seeds - Free Shipping
You Make My Heart Skip a Beet Illustrated Card
Still life photography roses flower photography pink flower rustic farmhouse kitchen wall art wood country garden flowers  "Two Roses"
Vintage Scarf Graphic Folk Art Design, Brown,Mauve, Hearts, Long Valentines Day
Country cottage shabby chic rustic kitchen art cream white neutral earth tones interior spring - Farmhouse Window 8 x 10
Burgundy Wool Rosette Couture Burgundy Wine Red Wool Flower Hair Clip and Boot Clip Woodland Rustic Romance Brydferth Boot Clips
Gardening Fork Photographic Print - Garden fork at allotment
Hardwood & Horsehair Brushes
Woodland photography, tree photography, Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor landscape, mystical, magical, oak trees, nature, 12 x 8 fine art print
wooden spoons - antique farmhouse set of three - worn and distressed - food photography prop
End of summer, Landscape photography, Summer, Rustic Farmhouse, Harvest, french country home, farmhouse decor, Yellow decor, 5x7 (13x18cm)
Vintage Wooden Chair Spindles / Balusters
Bird Wedding  cake toppers in ivory white
Vintage Terra Cotta Garden Pots - Fine Art Photograph 5x7 - Home Decor Spring Summer Gardening- Featured on the FRONT PAGE

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