My forms are inspired by the landscape around me. The textures reflect the rugged beauty of rocks exposed to extremes of wind and rain, shadows that dance across the fields that I can see from my studio, can be glimpsed through the pierced surfaces. Holding the pieces and following the curves and textures gives you a visual and tactile exploration of the landscapes I try to portray.
The thrill and sometimes frustration of working with a living material that moves and twists as I work, cannot easily be conveyed in words but the shapes and textures that can be created are endless and the challenge to be unique and push boundaries is exciting. These inherent obstacles keep me moving forward to see how far I can push the medium and what visual impact I can produce in each piece, whilst being sympathetic to the material itself.
All timber, primarily sycamore, ash and maple, is ethically sourced from building site clearances, tree surgeons and storm damage clear-ups.
Every piece is unique. Bespoke commissions welcome.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.