Saturday, 30 March 2013


Not much to update you on!. This year has been extremely hectic so I have not had much time to blog, in fact I have little time to do  anything other than meet deadlines. Up early and  to bed early and if to bed by 0100 hrs and I have been doing well.  This has taken me away from making which is where my passion lies, this is fine as it is all part of being self employed but I have missed the enjoyment of creating.

In the main the projects I have been working on are coming to a close so I can concentrate on some sculptural pieces I had been meaning to start some four months gone as well as finish pieces sat on the shelf that have been neglected. So I am having a few days off and then will be disappearing into my workshop to lose myself in my sculptural work.

Slowly I am diverting away from what I have made before, not because I do not enjoy turning in the round, just that I have never been able to sit still and there is so much fun stuff to do, not to do it would be a waste. This new work will not take the place of, but be an addition to my other work.

The next event is Yandles Spring Show where I will be demonstrating for Crown Tools, this I enjoy very much as it is a busy but fun time.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Inspiration from Nature

   Here are a few macro pictures that I snapped lately. In no way do I class myself as a photographer with my obsession of photography having started with the want to record anything I find of interest, whether I think it can be used at a later stage or not in my work.

There is no doubt for me however that the perfection in nature is all we need to study to find  inspiration for my work. I guess I could study it for the rest of my life and only scratch the surface.

To date I have amassed just over 3000 pictures of texture, shape and colour, these I dip into for ideas. Sadly I never have enough time to produce the volume of work I would like as various projects have meant in the short term I have been taken away from my love of creative, but these are coming to a close, so hopefully by late spring I will be back on track making and putting into the solid some of the many ideas I have been working on in my sketch book.