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Too Beautiful to Use ?

I actually hear this quite a lot after I’ve finished forging handles on my chopping boards/cheese boards/food platters ! Sometimes they take me days to make, which don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love making. I explain to customers the length it usually starts off at and how I heat it up and bash it […]

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Coffee Table Commission

A memorable commission came from a wonderful textile artist and her woodworker husband. They wanted a coffee table base made for their daughter who was moving into a new home.They gave me free reign for the style -I used a piece of wood he had already crafted using the natural organic shape and raw edge. They had previously commissioned […]

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B is for Book – Studio2 Gallery

  Previous to the opening of the Drill Hall Studio I worked in a gallery called Studio2 run by Sue Tilley and Selena Smith before it closed in 2013. The studio held monthly exhibitions from various solo artists but once a year a themed exhibition would attract a medley of artists -and one such exhibition was called ‘Funky […]

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Worshipful Company of Blacksmith Award

The winning glass table I belonged to the Wessex Guild of Blacksmiths when I lived in UK, which is based in Devon and they always participated in the agricultural shows that go around the country every year. At one particular show, from memory I think it was the North Somerset County Show, the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths sponsored […]

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