Tuesday, 9 September 2014

It's been a while

Yeah I know. I have been a bit lazy for a while and not been updating my blog but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy making stuff. A thought I would throw a few things into a little post here of some of projects I have been working on. Below are some images of some of my work over the past year or so.

A new bangle design and this time a collaboration with my lovely friend and textile designer Aimee Betts. http://www.aimeebetts.com

My best bud and Chef, Chris, has just started his own company 'The Big Blu' and needed some signage for his lovely van. So I stepped in to help. Below you can see how it looks. Check out what he is up to at http://www.thebigblu.co.uk  

Another baby so another letter. This one was for Isobelle. 


So Aimee started to experiment with the weave to great effect. 
I have a baby on the way so it seems only right to build some much needed furniture at home. Let's hope the baby doesn't wriggle around too much up on top of there! 
 My signature birch ply blue handles
I liked the idea off a table lamp for the kitchen so made this.  
Does the job! 
Bo needed some storage in her bedroom so I have made her these two pieces. Really liking using Birch faced ply at the mo and trying a view different details. 


I started with the 4 drawers found in a skip and then built the cupboard to accommodate them. 
Finally got around to building a wardrobe!


Friday, 31 August 2012

Ruth Tomlinson

The latest of my chosen artists or designers, is award winning jeweller, Ruth Tomlinson. She launched her first collections ‘Flora’ and ‘Sketch’ in 2001. She has since developed four jewellery collections including critically acclaimed ‘Encrustations’ and ‘Hoard’ following her MA at London’s Royal College of Art in 2005. With her london based studio at Cockpit Arts in Holborn, Ruth's work has a lovely balance between intricate, delicate detail and a raw natural quality of the material. Below are some examples of her rings that also happen to be the rings that Mima and I will be wearing next year!
For more information about Ruth follow the link below
http://ruthtomlinson.com/

Wrap Men's Wedding Band

9ct yellow gold
Band width: 4mm 
 

Five Diamond Ring

9ct yellow gold and brown diamonds
20mm x 22mm

Diamond Eternity Band

rtdr11y18
18ct yellow gold, white diamonds
Band width: 2mm

Friday, 4 May 2012

A Butchers Block for Mum

Buying a present can often be tricky especially for a Mum who has everything!! So why change the tried and tested method of making her something. I am sure she still has the mug tree I made her when I was at 13!
Below is how I did it.

Chop blocks
Assemble the blocks. A few more I think 
 Glue them all together. Just a few clamps needed here!
Sand it down 
And photograph it looking lovely! 
No she didn't get the knife!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Janey Sharratt

The new exhibition of my dear friend Janey Sharratt, opened this week at Highgate Contemporary Art. With a background in Interior Design and currently teaching at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Janey's Portaits, Landscapes and Still Life paintings are clearly influenced by the subject of spatial relationships. 
I have been fortunate to have helped her over the past few years by making the frames that her beautiful work occupy. Follow the links below for more about Janey and the exhibition.
http://www.janeysharratt.co.uk/
http://www.highgateart.com/home


2012 Hendricks for Breakfast
Janey SHARRATT

12'' x 12''
oil on canvas 
2012 The way is grey
Janey SHARRATT

12'' x 12''
oil on canvas
2012 Seasick as a child
Janey SHARRATT

10.25'' x 8''

oil on canvas



Here are some of the frames I made for Janey having their backing boards fitted. I think the number of frames I have made for her now has hit the 100 mark! 








  

Friday, 13 April 2012

Rapha. Knock for Knock

Lovely film.
Shot in Tokyo by Antony Crook and featuring a soundtrack by Mogwai, Rapha and RSA Films present Knock for Knock. With a script written by long-distance cyclist James Bowthorpe, Knock for Knock depicts one sportsman’s fight against his inner demons.


To view this short film follow the link below
http://www.rapha.cc/knock-for-knock






Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Thats my Jewellery!

So here is my page on Darkroom London website. Very excited.
For a closer look follow the link.
http://www.darkroomlondon.com/index.php/shop/list/category/stef-willis/











Please note this is a screen grab. To enter the Darkroom website follow the link above.


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Marco Chiandetti

My pal Marco's new exhibition starts tomorrow at Ancient and Modern gallery, London. You can read an interview with him by Fisk Frisk magazine, and get all the low down by following the links below.

http://fiskfrisk.com/
http://www.ancientandmodern.org/
http://www.marcochiandetti.com/