New workshop

Last week I moved into my new workshop and studio in Upper Clapton. I'm sharing it with some really nice guys:

Pippa Murray - www.pippamurraydesign.com

Alex White - www.awhiteworkshop.com

James Cadogan - www.jamescadogan.co.uk

Will add some pictures of the project I'm working on later. Baring industrial accidents and fingers permitting!

Concrete Planter Prototypes

I've been asked to make some large concrete planters for an Architectural practice. Ahead of their meeting with the future residents I made some small prototypes so they could have some props to sell the design.

Very rough and ready, using some plastic bottles I had to hand. Shame that this messed up the scale - not many 1:11.5 rulers out there!

They certainly did the job as the elderly residents warmed to the idea of concrete when they had them to play and arrange themselves. Nice desk tidies I'm now told.


Pulse at Earls Court

Alongside the 12 of best of the University of the Arts graduates and new studios, I've been exhibiting (and hopefully selling) at Pulse in Earls Court.

Its been a fascinating insight into the world of trade buyers, standing around for 4 days and networking.

Royal Delft factory site visit

Over the Easter weekend we headed off to Rotterdam to explore the city and its surrounds. Its a great city, full to the brim of all modernist architecture, canals and windmills. We headed for the day to Delft to have a wander around this beautiful compact old town. Vermeer spent his life here and painted all his masterpieces of the city and it inhabitants. As I've become more interested in light and lighting, it was a masterclass in how to use light to create a mood and atmosphere. Very different approach to Rembrandt who was his contemporary. After this we visited the Royal Delft factory. It was amazing to see behind the scenes. Loads to take inspiration from.

Tea Lights in Loft Japan

Following the success of the Poundshop at Selfridges I was asked to make the tea lights for another pop-up shop in Loft Japan. Here's some shots of the making process and them packaged up ready to ship.

Tea Lights at Selfridges

I was lucky enough to be selected to sell my Tea Lights with The Pound Shop at Selfridges. There is a funny feeling to see your products for sale for the first time in a shop. Funny is probably not the right word, proud and exciting but also nervous what people may think. Thankfully whilst I was there someone picked up a tea light, turned it over in her hand, smiled and put it in her basket. I hope she wasn't happy as she'd found something to hit someone with rather she liked it as a tea light! They are for sale for 3 weeks alongside loads of other cool designery goods. Please pop down and fill your baskets.