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

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

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.

2012 Hendricks for Breakfast

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

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

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

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.

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.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Tate Modern

Went to Tate Modern the other day with Bo and Mima. Really enjoyed the current exhibition in the Turbine Hall, which is the latest in the Unilever Series by celebrated filmmaker, Tacita Dean. Apart from enjoying the film we had lots of fun with our shadows!
To find out more follow the link below.

Love that we can still see 'Shibboleth' the now filled in crack in the Turbine halls floor, created by artist Doris Salcedo, in 2007

Bo and Me

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Valentines Gift

So this is what I made for Valentines Day. Well not so much made, more extracted. I have regularly photographed what I call 'Love Knots' which I often see in lengths of softwood. I thought I would see if I could remove it and the result is below.

The Heart sits in its own natural cup from which it separates from at the point it was extracted from the wood.  

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A gift

Love this that I received the other day from Sarah, a student at Chelsea College who has cast these lovely plaster 'plug in socket' as part of a collection. This went straight up on the wall. 

The cast has amazing detail with the back wood chip wall paper with the whole thing seemingly ripped out of the wall.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road

I popped into the Saatchi Gallery the other day to have a look at the new exhibition, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany. Certainly some interesting things to find there at the moment. Below are a few images I shot. For more info go to

Gert & Uwe Tobias
Untitled 2005

Gert & Uwe Tobias
Untitled 2009

Ida Ekblad
Organ Invention 2010

Ida Ekblad
Tennessee Hills 2010

Ida Ekblad
Figurine With Horns 2010

Alexandra Bircken
unit 1 2008

Georg Herold
Untitled 2011

Thomas Zipp
Schwarze Ballons 2005

Max Frisinger
Rising ( Yoko Ono) 2010 
Max Frisinger
Noah's Ark (CocoRosie) 2010

Thursday, 2 February 2012

A Box for the Hall

Thought it was about time I made a little storage box for the hall. A perfect place to keep some special shoes in! I will make one for my shoes some day!!

At the end of the hall was a perfect place for a storage unit. Made from Walnut and Black MDF it is a perfect place to keep some special shoes out of harms way.