Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The London Haven revisited







This was an interesting project made some years ago for the Haven breast cancer support centre, Effe Road, Fulham. It is a mixed metal piece combining a distressed zinc finish with stainless steel gingko biloba ornament. I revisited the project recently and am happy to say it is looking good and has not been vandalised in any way. The Haven continues to do fantastic work

Ginkgo leaves in forged stainless steel

One of a pair of railing panels 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Fireside set in two metals


Fireside set







 Still warm from the forge!   I thought it would be interesting to combine bronze and steel in this fireside set. All the tools have an oak leaf motif, as does the stand, which also has ivy twining around the centre. 
The ivy is made from polished silicon bronze to provide contrast. I have addressed the design problems normally associated with these sets, all the tools are comfortable to use, the hooks are generous so the tools hang securely and the base is stable with a compact footprint. 
The whole set can be moved easily using the hook at the top.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Garden Shelter with style!!!



I really love this characterful corrugated iron shelter, it is at Portmeirion, the surreal village in North Wales designed by Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975. I am thinking of building something similar for our garden and possibly making them to commission. Perhaps I would omit the more recently added top crest, what do you think? Comments appreciated!!

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Season of the Green Man!!!

Tribute in forged steel





Everything's bursting into life at this time of year, the intense green of new leaves and grasses create an acid palette of colour all over the countryside. The mysterious Green Man symbolises all this. He is to be found in ancient Churches and Minsters all over Europe, usually carved in stone or wood, a discreet reminder of our Pagan past 

This piece is a tribute formed from steel using ancient blacksmithing techniques.

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Friday, 14 April 2017

I just found this from last Autumn, a group of seed pod sculptures in their natural habitat!!
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bronze components





Some forged bronze components during assembly I am working on at the moment. These will form part of a panel for an interior door



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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Obelisks!!






We recently made four monumental garden obelisks for a client in Hampshire. They are 2.4m high and made of solid steel, not tube, so took four people to move them into position. Looking forward to seeing them planted up! Here they are in the workshop before finishing.

Monumental obelisks


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