Destination Cheshire

Not long since, I made a very enjoyable road trip to visit a client in Cheshire, which took me right through the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District. Whilst inspired by the opportunity to explore a trace of the beautiful national park, chiefly I went to cast an eye on how the double-glazed units that I'd designed, now look in situ, and was really happy with the outcome. A private residence commission, the design brief was to create original glass panes which would provide privacy for a bathroom and a front door panel, with the client particularly expressing…Read more

La Lanterna

    La Lanterna restaurant is not only one of the best examples of Italian cuisine in the region but also one of the finest in the country; Italian daily newspaper La Stampa even dared to label it ‘the English temple of Italian cuisine’. So, I was honoured when owner and head chef, Giorgio Alessio, and his interior designer Jan Bee Brown (also a distinguished artist and theatre designer) asked me to help play a part in the refurbishing of his restaurant by designing some glass panels. With La Lanterna now back in full swing—I…Read more

West Offices | Part Two

  Now that the City of York County Council team, are well and truly settled in their new West Offices HQ, I want to share with you a little more about the big screen I was commissioned to create for their new handsome old railway station dwelling. The site-specific artwork, which is a blend of sandblasted and mirrored glass, was designed to act as a screen which can help separate the customer services area and private offices. To create the design, hand drawn tracings were made from contemporary and historic OS maps of…Read more

Art At The Lodge

I'm enjoying the blossoming trend of the 'Open Studios' which have been sweeping the nation over the last few years; and particularly admire the opportunities each provide for artists to reach a wider and alternative audience. Not only do we get a rare glimpse into the creative environment—we often get to view some of the artwork lovingly placed in a home setting—as opposed to gallery walls. So, with that logic and a desire to have a wee seasonal celebration ..I've decided to host an open house weekend during the early winter, and have…Read more

Bridlington Headworks

I'm currently working on the creation of wall panels and glass balustrade for the Headworks pumping station on Bridlington's South Promenade. Yorkshire Water are undertaking a major programme of work to improve bathing water in Bridlington, and this commission is to be sited on a new extension to the Headworks building. The 1st of May 2013 was the first day of the bathing season, and so it seemed appropriate to choose this date as the one on which to take a 'snapshot' of contemporary seafront life. This 'snapshot' is the starting point for…Read more