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By Hand / On Foot

Heres a little info about my most recent show at The White Space Gallery, Somerset College, Taunton which runs from the 30th Oct to 27th Nov;

If you are in the area, it’s worth a lil’look……
For the exhibition By Hand / On Foot, I really wanted to take advantage of this interactive space by working on-site in the exhibition space for a week, interacting with passerbys, most of whom were lecturers and students whilst installing Ship to Shore, a 4m x 4m shipwreck sketch.
Also whilst in Taunton for the week, I did a wee bit of lecturing….which I rather enjoyed. Felt great being back in College.Very inspiring.
Best of luck to all the 3rd years I spoke with at the College and also a big thank you to Kirsty who helped me out one morning threading, it was great working with you and looking forward to seeing your stand at New Designers next year
heres a little snap shot tour of the gallery from setup through to completion
Day 2…..day 1 was spent preping the walls
Day 3- progressing slowly, to much chatting
Day 4- still hammering

Day 5- Completed Ship with a 3D net….

pylons connecting across the room

The Pylon Diptych again working well in 3D space. I added the wires to create a flow around the space

The final view, on Monday morning. The work on the left is by photographer Zac Mead who is the other half of By Hand / On Foot. His work includes stunning urbanscapes and moving deadpan portraiture, click here for more info Thank you Zac for all your help and it was great working with you!

Also a big thank you to Imelda, Neil and all the other staff at the college who were all so helpful and lovely during the installation.

The show runs until the 27th of November. After that Ship to Shore will be no more; it’s only temporary so catch if you can !!

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

It has been a busy week since the GNCCF and I’m only just catching up with myself. It being my first craft fair, I was a bit unsure what to expect but it was great. Had a brilliant response to my work, lots of sales and commissions and lots of interest after the show too. Made some lovely friends with neighbouring exhibitors and saw some old faces too. And the cherry on the cake; I was the winner of the prize sponsored by The Manchester Craft and Design Centre which means I’ll be back in Manchester at some point in the new year with my own solo show…..watch this space!!

Also had a lovely write up by Sian Astley following the Preview Evening-Click here to view
Thank you Sian, it was lovely to meet and chat with you and weldone for picking a great selection of makers…..

And finally, a big big thank you to everyone who popped by my stand and for making my time at the fair so enjoyable. Here are a couple of pics of my stand if you missed the fair….

I also created a lot of new work for the fair, heres a glimspe of what was on show….

Detail World Table(below)

World Table (above), which is one of my most recent creations was launched at this years GNCCF. The coffee table, which pictured here contains the world,however it can also be commissioned to encase various other imagery, please contact me for more info on commissioning a table.

Other work on show included my new figurative pieces

Sisiters (below)

Puzzled (below)

And finally some of my text art pieces which also are available to commission(please contact me for more info)
Thanks for reading and pop back soon won’t you!

Upcoming Shows

This year at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, I will be showing my new range of smaller scale work which continues to blur boundary between design and the drawn line. Amongst my wall art, will be my new Table Top range which sees my unique drawing style collaborate with furniture design.

Pop by STAND 136 to see it all first hand, buy or even commission something unique and meet me!!

And here’s a little glimpse of some of my new work……

I am also showing some work at the

Click here for more info
Thursday 22nd-Sunday 25th October at: Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Look out for my pins & thread on the New British Artists stand (next to the bar…..can’t miss it)

And finally….before I forget, guess who is the recent recipient of the Crafts Council Development Award…….yes, moi!!

Exciting stuff….it’s onwards & upwards from here

Hopefully see you in Manchester next week!!


Come see me at London Design Festival
Read on for more details….

An innovative Textiles, Fashion and Interiors exhibition featuring Ten of the best UK-based designers, artists and recent graduates. Held at the exclusive Westbourne Studios, London from the 21st of September to the 25th 10am to 6pm, come and view these ten leading designers and artists amongst the amazing exhibition space of Westbourne Studios.
Concetta Gallo / Berit Greinke / Arantza Vilas / Pippa Caley / Marie Molterer / Laura Thomas / Ella Robinson / Kitty Joseph / Chloe Scadding / Debbie Smyth
Ysh London will also be exhibiting street fashion photographs from contributors based in London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai, and www.yshlondon.com will be online at the exhibition for visitors to try out.
Exhibitors are hosting a pop-up shop containing amazing take-me-home treats; after shopping at our pop-up shop, feel free to relax in the member’s only plush Westbourne Studio’s bar afterwards!
Free admittance- Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, London, W10 5JJTube; Westbourne Park – Hammersmith and city lineBus; 28, 31 and 328
And here’s a little glimspe of some of the new work I will have on show…

Private View – Monday 21st 6-9pm…hopefully see you there….!

Mr Jones Watches – Illustration

Cult watch brand, Mr Jones Watches has just released its third limited edition series and guess who was specially commissioned to design an artwork for the MJW presentation box…….moi!! See the illustration (below left) and the MJW box(below right)…….

Visit Mr Jones Watches to check out the new series or even better buy one. You not only get a really cool watch but a free illustration by me too!! Cyclops (below) is part of the third limited edition series….I love it!!Finally a big big thank you to Crispin Jones (the watch designer) for approaching me to do this project and also for being such a cool guy to work with.

Good Luck with the new series Crispin!!