Inspiration

Inspiration

My workshop is on an old dairy farm. It’s no longer a working farm. The sheds are disused and the milking parlour is full of old unnamed pieces of rusty machinery and sings with the drips and flow of water whenever it rains.I was walking into the parlour to wash my...
Foxgloves

Foxgloves

Time management as a self-employed designer-maker is a really important skill to master. Unfortunately I never have managed it…I’m always moving from job to job, always thinking “when I have time, I’m going to make this” or “when it gets a bit quieter I’m definitely...
Border Gates

Border Gates

Once while out walking, I came to a field that was boarded on two sides by an ancient woodland. My path lead me across this field and into the woods. It was a bright day, and the Sun was behind the trees, pushing their shadow out into the field, and creating a strong...
Winter Solstice Gate

Winter Solstice Gate

I may have mentioned that I have a lot of sketchbooks and they are full of designs for gates, railings, fire iron sets etc.Some of these designs have been turned into metalwork, into three-dimensional pieces that now inhabit the world, others still sit in the...
Design

Design

Design, it’s a difficult one. I don’t know how many hours I’ve spent staring at a blank piece of paper, waiting for inspiration to hit me, like a pink thunderbolt. When I start work for a new client, I like to send them at least two, more likely three designs, this is...