On a very crisp and beautiful January morning I visited the lovely Runswick Bay to help with the delivery and installation of a ‘seascape’ themed screen. With large sea-facing windows streaming light into a very special house overlooking the spectacular views of the east coast – I wanted the design to maximise all of this potential – and project an ever-changing story by using the cast shadows.
Sea Swim Residency
Sea Swim Residency What a rare treat it was to hang out at Scarborough’s Sea Swim hut on the south bay as part of their summer residency spots; and finally get round to doing some freeform drawing.
One of the highlights of 2012 was being shortlisted for the Garfield Weston Foundation Canterbury Cathedral Competition run by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. Simply being considered for the role of creating a one-off designed window in Canterbury Cathedral, where many of the original windows are still going strong some 800 years after they were crafted, was a huge privilege.
Art in Action
Art in Action is fabulous! A four day art fair where over 200 artists demonstrate as well as exhibit. I demonstrated for the first time this July, and had immense fun. Non stop talking to a constant flow of visitors for 4 days! Sold like hot cakes too. Hurray! Brilliant atmosphere and lovely people, tons to see and do, fab food, and in the beautiful surroundings of Waterperry House and Gardens, Oxfordshire. I thoroughly recommend it, for both visitors and artists!
York Hospital – Theatre Lift Ceiling
The panel we made for the Theatre lift was quite unusual, and maybe even unique in that it’s main purpose was to give patients on their way to or from theatre something to look at and, hopefully, a welcome distraction from the other things on their mind.
York Hospital Lifts fabrication
This project has been a collaboration with Adrian Riley of Electric Angel Design, and I must say, it’s been a joy to be part of a team. Adrian and I are collaborating more and more, and it’s a great way of working. Don French – our trusty signwriter has also helped significantly on this one – here we all are, weeding and applying vinyl in preparation for sandblasting.