Pavilion

I’m currently working on a pavilion for the garden of Hanbury Hall, a National Trust house in Worcestershire. The main hall of Hanbury has wonderful paintings by James Thornhill, who covered the ceilings and walls in paintings of the life of Achilles, linking the characters to politicians of the day. I’m creating similar links between Achilles and current…

Teaching

As with any craft, one of the best things about being a blacksmith is being able to pass on techniques and skills to new people. It is a wonderful feeling to see someone leave after a day of work with a set of tongs made with their own hands, especially if they have come in…

Autumn Leaves

Autumn, and the falling of the leaves, brings with it two of my favourite memories from childhood – running around trying to catch leaves for good luck and then jumping in piles of them, sending them flying and floating away. I still do both of these things, occasionally embarrassed at the looks I receive from…

Potted Plants

Maybe it’s because it’s the end of the summer and I’m trying to hold on to the last of the sunshine, but I’ve been making a lot of plant based work. I will be scattering them around my flat to try to bring a sense of greenery and life to our autumnal flat.

About Buildings + Cities

About Buildings + Cities is a brilliant podcast by my brother and his friend about buildings, cities, books, architecture, dystopian futures and nonsense.  Listen here. 

Linear Tube Table

A linear box table made for a friend from 30mm square bar and plywood.

Instagram

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